Results of the 2017 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey
AORN conducted its 15th annual compensation survey for perioperative nurses in June 2017. A multiple regression model was used to examine how several variables, including job title, educational level, certification, experience, and geographic region, affect nurse compensation. Comparisons between the 2017 data and data from previous years are presented. The effects of other forms of compensation (eg, on-call compensation, overtime, bonuses, shift differentials, benefits) on base compensation rates are examined. Additional analyses explore the current state of the nursing shortage and the sources of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction.