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Salary surveys: Hospital OR managers average $114,000

The average annual salary for hospital OR managers in 2011 is $114,000; compared to $88,500 for nurse managers of ambulatory surgery centers, according to this survey of readers of the OR Manager magazine.  There are other interesting facts collected in this survey.  For instance, in the hospital setting, the most common title for the head of the OR is DIRECTOR.  As far as org charts, about two-thirds of the ORs report directly to nursing administration.  The average age of OR directors is 53, and trend statistics show a consistent upward trend in this metric over the past decade.  The span of control of the hospital OR director, which averages 102 clinical and 19 nonclinical FTEs.

Source: The weak economy challenges OR case volumes, directors’ raises; and, For ASC managers, it’s all about the economy.  OR Manager;27(10):1+, Oct. 2011.  Click here to go to the newsletter’s website: http://www.ormanager.com/newsletter/index.html  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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