Generous salaries abound for Emergency Room Doctors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($207K) per year. In the world of Emergency Room Doctors, overall income ranges from $98K near the bottom to $424K at the top; this can include more than $97K from bonuses and more than $197K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Emergency Room Doctors is high. Male Emergency Room Doctors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$95,381 - $348,838
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MEDIAN: $207,280
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$55.18 - $242.23
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MEDIAN: $155.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$95,381 - $348,838  
   
Bonus
$1,965 - $97,141  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $197,265  
Total Pay (?
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$98,350 - $423,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 577
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$55.18 - $242.23  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $261.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$1,965 - $97,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $197,265  
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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$98,350 - $423,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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

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

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For Emergency Room Doctors, below-average salaries can be found at Emcare, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $364K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($230K versus $432K) is great.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $214K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $245K. Emergency Room Doctors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $258K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $285K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $244,774

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With a pay rate for Emergency Room Doctors that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Columbus offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Emergency Room Doctors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Kansas City (+15 percent), Denver (+8 percent), Houston (+3 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). In New York, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries




National Average
$245,000


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


National Average
$245,000

Emergency Room (ER)
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Emergency/Trauma
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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