Median pay for Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses is around $26.33 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,532 - $81,009
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,439
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$21.30 - $36.27
(Median)
$21
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,532 - $81,009  
   
Bonus
$0.34 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$44,078 - $80,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 630
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.30 - $36.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.07  
Overtime
$11.94 - $55.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.34 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$44,078 - $80,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,181
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Dominating the field, HCA, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hospital, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Hospital are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses. Dignity Health offers the largest salaries in town — $81K on average. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Kaiser Permanente, St. Luke's Hospital, and Swedish Medical Center, where Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses typically earn around $80K, $70K, or $68K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Our Lady of The Lake Hospital at $47K, Mercy Hospital at $48K, and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center at $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,112

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+33 percent), New York (+26 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Nashville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Austin (12 percent lower and 4 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 Wenatchee:
"The autonomy is different between ER and Acute care."
Rural health is scary, but so much can be learned.

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 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 Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Salaries

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 8%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 5%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
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Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
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Nursery
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Emergency Room (ER)
0%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

Psychiatric
0%

National Average
$56,000

Anesthesia
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Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 306 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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