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Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

The majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $62K to $111K per year, and the median is $84K annually. The vast majority (87 percent) of Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Operating Room Nurse Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,835 - $107,572
(Median)
$64K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,215
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$26.97 - $53.59
(Median)
$27
$36
$54
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,835 - $107,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
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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$61,548 - $110,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.97 - $53.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
   
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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$61,548 - $110,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Operating Room Nurse Managers often transition into a Nursing Director position. Nursing Directors report a slightly lower median income of $73K.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Operating Room Nurse Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. Most people skilled in Medicine / Surgery are similarly competent in 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.


Operating Room Nurse Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $77K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $79K. Operating Room Nurse Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Operating Room Nurse Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $91K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$83,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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