Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Emergency Room Doctors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $206K annually. Final cash compensation to Emergency Room Doctors varies from around $101K to approximately $413K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $51K and $99K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Emergency Room Doctors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Emergency Room Doctors survey respondents are men (72 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$97,347 - $323,861
(Median)
$97K
$210K
$320K
MEDIAN: $206,114
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$77.42 - $215.83
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$77
$150
$220
MEDIAN: $150
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$97,347 - $323,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,001  
Profit Sharing
$4,868 - $98,633  
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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$101,214 - $413,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 864
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$77.42 - $215.83  
   
Overtime
$4.90 - $221.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,001  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,868 - $98,633  
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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$101,214 - $413,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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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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Emergency Room Doctors note just a narrow range of job skills. Emergency Medicine and Emergency/Trauma are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Emergency Medicine also know Emergency/Trauma.

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

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $235K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Emergency Room Doctors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $261K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Emergency Room Doctor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $280K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $249,354

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

For Emergency Room Doctors, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Emergency Room Doctors will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+21 percent) and Denver (+6 percent). Emergency Room Doctors in Seattle take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Workers in Boston and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 17 percent less, respectively).

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$249,000

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


National Average
$249,000

Emergency/Trauma
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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