Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room is $26.20 per hour. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,103 - $78,549
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,389
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$20.98 - $35.46
(Median)
$21
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,103 - $78,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,978  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $3,041  
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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$43,795 - $77,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.98 - $35.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.33  
Overtime
$26.17 - $52.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $3,041  
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).
)
$43,795 - $77,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,390
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Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in Orlando:
"The real story."
You have to be able to function in every capacity, be flexible. You are the gate-keeper. Prepare to work non-stop, feel under-appreciated at times. Very high stress environment. Most of the responsibility in the OR is on you. You do what you do for the patients and their family. Money cannot be your motivation.An advance degree is not rewarded unless you want to pursue management or other levels of nursing. You will get verbal recognition sometimes. Having the knowledge and skills gives you a feeling of accomplishment. Improve yourself and advance in your career.

Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in Macon:
Have an open mind when starting a new job. Accept advice and help from colleges. Listen more than you talk.

Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in Miami:
"If you don't know ask."
Ask those more experienced than you for advice and guidance. Never be afraid to admit you don't know something. You hold a persons life in your hands on a daily basis. Take it seriously.

Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in Kansas City:
"Take Every Opportunity."
Learn as many roles (scrub, circulator) as possible and to function in as many surgical services as possible. Take every opportunity to "second scrub" and "second circulate" unfamiliar cases with experienced staff and help in traumas as needed. Take opportunities to participate in committees, etc. To broaden your understanding of your workplace and have input.

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

Surgery
up arrow 13%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Open Heart
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

National Average
$56,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Anesthesia
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 5%

Geriatrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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