Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Just under two-thirds of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $65K to $116K per year, and the average comes out to $91K per year. In the world of Operating Room Nurse Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $65K and $116K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operating Room Nurse Managers. Women make up the vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,799 - $115,840
$71K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,517
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50%
90%

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$29.27 - $47.48
$29
$37
$47
MEDIAN: $37.45
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$0$115K
Salary $70,799 - $115,840
Bonus $0.00 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
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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$65,087 - $114,863
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 205
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $29.27 - $47.48
Overtime $1.80 - $68.29
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
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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$65,087 - $114,863
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

  • Lead operating room staff in scheduling, conducting, and supplying for surgeries.
  • Provide expertise in clinical matters as complex situations demand it.
  • Collaborate with physicians, aides, maintenance, and other groups to ensure readiness of rooms and people for procedures.
  • Oversee and enforce hygiene, cleanliness, and sterilization procedures.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


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Though it's uncommon, some Operating Room Nurse Managers move into roles as Directors of Surgical Services, where pay is an average $111K per year. Many Operating Room Nurse Managers choose to become Nursing Directors and Director of Nursings as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $14K less and $8K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Survey takers who work as Operating Room Nurse Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operating Room / OR, Quality Improvement / QA, Medicine / Surgery, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Medicine / Surgery are also skilled in Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Manager, Operating Room has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Manager, Operating Room with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Manager, Operating Room with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Nurse Manager, Operating Room which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 104 salaries. A Nurse Manager, Operating Room with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 60 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$88,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

National Average
$88,000

Operating Room / OR
▼1%



Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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