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Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Salary

A Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room earns an average wage of $29.78 per hour.
$41,712 - $86,897
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MEDIAN: $60,249
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$22.19 - $40.41
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,712 - $86,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
Profit Sharing
$281.88 - $3,244  
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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$46,561 - $88,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 883
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.19 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$26.87 - $61.20  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$281.88 - $3,244  
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).
)
$46,561 - $88,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,191
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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room

An operating room registered nurse, also known as a perioperative nurse, cares for patients at all stages of operative care (before, during, and after surgery). There are three areas of the operating room in which such a nurse might focus: circulating, scrub nurse, and first assistant.

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Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Tasks

  • Supervise surgical technologists and medical assistants during surgeries.
  • Provide education to patients and their families about the recovery process.
  • Monitor patients for signs of complications during and after operating procedures.
  • Track patients' vital signs during operations.

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Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Reviews

What is it like working as a Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room?
Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in Los Angeles:
"Operating Room Nurse."
Pros: I enjoy watching, assisting, scrubbing and circulating in a variety of surgeries. I enjoy working in Pediatrics. You get to work with the latest technology and participate in research. You feel like your are part of the operation when scrubbing. You get to work with one patient at a time. And the hours tend to be good.
Cons: I feel that the pay in the pediatrics environment is lower than elsewhere. Sometimes there are too many people trying to make decisions. The job is very fast paced and wearing a mask, hat, and Googles all the time can be difficult. Furthermore, you must have excellent bladder control because you only get two half hour breaks during an 8hr shift (most OR nurses work 5 8's which can be good and bad). There are a lot of demanding surgeons, anesthesiologists, and parents to answer to. The nurse must manage the needs of multiple people. There is always pressure to go faster and faster and move the cases along. A five minute delay is the end of the world.
Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in New York:
"Challenging But Satisfying."
Pros: Adapt never ending learning everyday. Orthopedic operation preparation for scrub is adventurous.a lot of supplement to stand by in case needed by surgeon during operation.
Cons: Roster management by sister-in-charge seem biased to me.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Salaries



National Average
$63,000



Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Salaries


Nursery
up arrow 8%


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 7%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
0%

Emergency Room (ER)
0%

National Average
$63,000

Anesthesia
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1017 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%