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

Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses take home an average $25.45 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses survey respondents are women (71 percent). Most Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,577 - $76,685
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,425
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$20.59 - $35.05
(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
$38,577 - $76,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,940  
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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$42,718 - $77,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 903
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.59 - $35.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.59 - $4.20  
Overtime
$15.78 - $52.27  
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 - $1,940  
   
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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$42,718 - $77,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,430
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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. 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. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Dignity Health, HCA, Inc., and Banner Health, where Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses typically earn around $76K, $61K, or $60K, respectively.

With a median salary of $51K, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center provides Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $62K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Baptist Hospital at $53K, and Memorial Hospital where $55K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses there earn up to $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses, 35 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), New York (+29 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Phoenix (+14 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up 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 13%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 10%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Nursery
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Emergency/Trauma
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Pediatrics
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Geriatrics
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Psychiatric
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Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$54,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 600 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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