Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Emergency Room Doctors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($207K) annually in the United States. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $98K and $194K, respectively — total cash payment to Emergency Room Doctors can bottom out near $100K or peak near $426K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but tenure and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a little over a half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Emergency Room Doctors who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,779 - $349,934
$98K
$210K
$350K
MEDIAN: $206,934
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$57.01 - $238.76
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MEDIAN: $156.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$97,779 - $349,934  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $97,894  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $193,916  
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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$99,755 - $426,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$57.01 - $238.76  
   
Overtime
$30.30 - $265.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$1,030 - $97,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $193,916  
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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$99,755 - $426,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 283

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER)

Emergency room doctors use their medical tools and training to assist patients in need of acute, life-saving care. These physicians must think and act quickly to diagnose and treat patients, providing cardiac life support, trauma care, and other actions that help patients in life-threatening scenarios.

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Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Tasks

  • Diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries to patients in the emergency room.
  • They need to be capable of diagnosing and caring for all types of patients, regardless of age and type of problem.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Emergency Room Doctors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $214K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $247K. Emergency Room Doctors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $263K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $279K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $245,979

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Emergency Room Doctors, busy Kansas City offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Emergency Room Doctors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+8 percent), Charlotte (+6 percent), Dallas (+4 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Emergency Room Doctors in Omaha earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in New York and 18 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$246,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries


National Average
$246,000

Emergency/Trauma
▼27%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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