Operating Room Aide Salary

Average Operating Room Aides in the United States make around $12.55 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.04 per hour and $17.65. The majority of Operating Room Aides (64 percent) who took the survey are female. The majority of Operating Room Aides claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.04 - $17.65

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Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $17.65  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $27.37  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $375.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,998 - $37,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Operating Room Aide

Operating room aides (also known as surgical room technicians, surgical technologists, or "scrubs") are medical professionals who assist doctors and surgeons in operating rooms during surgical procedures and operations.

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Operating Room Aide Tasks

  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.

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Experience Affects Operating Room Aide Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 16%
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