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Operating Room Aide Salary

Median pay for Operating Room Aides in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.67 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.20 per hour on the low end to $17.78 on the high end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Operating Room Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Operating Room Aides (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,273 - $49,316
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,243
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90%

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$10.20 - $17.78
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,273 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
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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$21,415 - $37,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $17.78  
   
Overtime
$14.82 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
   
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).
)
$21,415 - $37,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Operating Room Aide

  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 13%
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