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

Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses can expect to earn an average of $25.38 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses survey respondents are women (71 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,530 - $75,653
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,379
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$20.53 - $34.93
(Median)
$21
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,530 - $75,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,959  
Profit Sharing
$15.21 - $11,693  
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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$42,562 - $77,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 884
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.53 - $34.93  
   
Overtime
$15.36 - $51.82  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.21 - $11,693  
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).
)
$42,562 - $77,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,352

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room


Dominating the field, HCA, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses. Kaiser Permanente pays the most with a median salary of $101K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $61K to a high of $151K. Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries at Dignity Health (+$76K), Banner Health (+$60K), and HCA, Inc. (+$58K).

Baptist Hospital reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $50K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center at $51K and Memorial Hospital at $55K, though some Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses there earn up to $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), San Diego (+27 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Phoenix (+15 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Austin (10 percent lower and 2 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 12%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 10%


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 5%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Nursery
up arrow 4%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Psychiatric
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Anesthesia
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Medicine / Surgery
0%

Operating Room / OR
0%

National Average
$54,000

Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 633 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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