Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Emergency Room Doctors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $204K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $50K and $90K, respectively — total cash payment to Emergency Room Doctors can bottom out near $101K or peak near $405K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While approximately one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Emergency Room Doctors survey respondents are men (72 percent). The majority of Emergency Room Doctors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$93,027 - $311,021
(Median)
$93K
$200K
$310K
MEDIAN: $203,724
10%
50%
90%

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$80.38 - $206.35
(Median)
$80
$150
$210
MEDIAN: $149.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$93,027 - $311,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,482  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $90,000  
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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$100,886 - $405,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 794
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$80.38 - $206.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $240.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $90,000  
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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$100,886 - $405,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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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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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. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $230K per year. Emergency Room Doctors bring in $257K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $277K.

Pay Difference by Location


Emergency Room Doctors will find that Phoenix offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Emergency Room Doctors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+1 percent) and Chicago (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle (20 percent lower) and New York (13 percent lower).

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

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$246,000

Mid-Career
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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
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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