Operating Room Aide Salary

An average Operating Room Aide in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.06 per hour. Male Operating Room Aides are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$27,491 - $48,980
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$10.45 - $18.08
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$0$48K
Salary $35,000
Total Pay (?
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$21,719 - $40,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.45 - $18.08
Overtime $5.76 - $27.41
Annual Data $0$40K
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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$21,719 - $40,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

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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
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Operating Room Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 19%
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