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Physician / Doctor, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Emergency Room Doctors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $204K per year. With some bonuses approaching $50K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $96K, overall incomes of Emergency Room Doctors spread between $101K and $404K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Emergency Room Doctors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Emergency Room Doctors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$95,231 - $310,550
(Median)
$95K
$200K
$310K
MEDIAN: $203,771
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90%

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$80.38 - $205.96
(Median)
$80
$150
$210
MEDIAN: $148.00
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National Salary 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$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$95,231 - $310,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,150  
Profit Sharing
$4,904 - $96,354  
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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$100,962 - $403,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 788
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$80.38 - $205.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $214.39  
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$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,150  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,904 - $96,354  
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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$100,962 - $403,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.


For Emergency Room Doctors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $228K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Emergency Room Doctors make a median salary of $256K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Emergency Room Doctor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $276K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Emergency Room Doctors in Phoenix enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Emergency Room Doctors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+6 percent) and Chicago (+4 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Emergency Room Doctor's salary, with Boston Emergency Room Doctors earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Employers in Seattle and New York also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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

Late-Career
up arrow 12%


National Average
$246,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

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: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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