Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $61K to $111K per year, and the average comes out to $84K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. For the most part, Operating Room Nurse Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$63,517 - $107,136
(Median)
$64K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,215
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$26.75 - $53.12
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$27
$35
$53
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,517 - $107,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,928  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,120 - $110,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.75 - $53.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,928  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,120 - $110,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Job Description for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

  • Collaborate with physicians, aides, maintenance, and other groups to ensure readiness of rooms and people for procedures.
  • Oversee and enforce hygiene, cleanliness, and sterilization procedures.
  • Lead operating room staff in scheduling, conducting, and supplying for surgeries.
  • Provide expertise in clinical matters as complex situations demand it.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


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Although many Operating Room Nurse Managers transition into Nursing Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $73K.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room / OR, Medicine / Surgery, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. Those familiar with Medicine / Surgery also tend to know Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $76K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $79K. Operating Room Nurse Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $86K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Operating Room Nurse Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%


National Average
$83,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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National Average
$83,000

Operating Room / OR
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Medicine / Surgery
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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