Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses is around $25.43 per hour. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses survey respondents are women (71 percent). For the most part, Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,571 - $76,668
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,462
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90%

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$20.58 - $34.97
(Median)
$21
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,571 - $76,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,942  
Profit Sharing
$15.10 - $11,745  
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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$42,686 - $77,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.58 - $34.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.59 - $4.20  
Overtime
$15.64 - $52.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.10 - $11,745  
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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$42,686 - $77,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,445
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HCA, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses. Although Kaiser Permanente boasts the highest average salary in town at $101K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $61K or as much as $151K. Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries at Dignity Health (+$76K), HCA, Inc. (+$61K), and Banner Health (+$60K).

The lowest pay by far can be found at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center — this employer offers a median salary of $51K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Baptist Hospital at $53K and Memorial Hospital at $55K, though some Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses there earn up to $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+29 percent), New York (+29 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Phoenix (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Austin (10 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Riverside:
Extremely emotionally and physically stressful. Should obtain at least a BS in nursing. Many types of career paths, have short and long term goals.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Claremont:
"Get your BSN!"
GET YOUR BSN! It's only a little longer and a bit more money. You're used to being a student. It will make you more desirable and help you get jobs and make more money.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Denison:
"How To Survive As A Healthcare Professional."
Ask questions. Write everything down. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. Advocate for your patients. Advocate for yourself and your rights.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Milton:
"The Pay Doesn't Change."
Go into Banking and Finance or Engineering for money. Only go into Nursing if you have a self persecution complex. Or maybe you are one of those few who really want to help people.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Atlanta:
Make sure you get all the facts about your job responsibilities and benefits package details before starting your career and shop around to get best package that suits your needs(career ladder; tuition reimbursement; raises, education opportunities provided by the facility, ability to transfer departments/jobs easily or not) the more you know in advance the happier and more productive you will be.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 13%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 11%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Nursery
up arrow 4%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 4%

Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$54,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Hospice
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 610 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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