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 $206K per year. In the world of Emergency Room Doctors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $99K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $101K and $413K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Emergency Room Doctors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Emergency Room Doctors who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale 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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Emergency Medicine and Emergency/Trauma are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Emergency/Trauma is a skill commonly found among those who know Emergency Medicine.

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. Emergency Room Doctors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $235K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $246K. For Emergency Room Doctors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $261K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $280K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $249,354

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

For Emergency Room Doctors, working in the bustling city of Phoenix has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Emergency Room Doctors will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+21 percent) and Denver (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Emergency Room Doctor's salary, with Seattle Emergency Room Doctors earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average. Employers in Boston and New York also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 17 percent lower, 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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