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Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

With just below two-thirds of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Operating Room Nurse Managers is $83K per year and can range from $61K on the lower end to $111K per year near the higher end. The vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. For the most part, Operating Room Nurse Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.
$62,756 - $108,061
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MEDIAN: $83,299
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$62,756 - $108,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,976  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,000  
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$61,015 - $111,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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Hourly Rate
$26.76 - $50.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,976  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $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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$61,015 - $111,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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More often than not, lower-level Operating Room Nurse Managers go on to take higher-end positions like Nursing Director even though pay tends to be lower. Median salary for Nursing Directors is at the $73K mark.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. Those educated in Medicine / Surgery tend to be well versed 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $76K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $79K. Operating Room Nurse Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $91K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%


National Average
$82,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$82,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 5%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 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
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%