Operating Room Aide Salary

For Operating Room Aides, hourly average wages total $13.12 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Male Operating Room Aides are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,491 - $48,980
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$10.18 - $18.06
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$35,000  
   
Bonus
$1,140  
Total Pay (?
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$21,151 - $40,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $18.06  
   
Overtime
$5.62 - $26.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,140  
   
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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$21,151 - $40,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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

  • 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.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Operating Room Aide

Pay by Experience for an Operating Room Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Operating Room Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operating Room Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Operating Room Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 15 salaries. An Operating Room Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Operating Room Aide

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Operating Room Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%