Operating Room Aide Salary

Operating Room Aides in the United States take home approximately $12.46 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $10.04 per hour and $17.68. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. There are more female Operating Room Aides who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. Job satisfaction for Operating Room Aides is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$10.04 - $17.68
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $17.68  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $375.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,983 - $37,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%
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