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

For Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses, hourly wages usually total $25.12 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses are women (71 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Salary (?
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$38,368 - $73,945
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MEDIAN: $51,730
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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Salary (?
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$20.25 - $34.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,368 - $73,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $11,635  
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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$41,982 - $76,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 892
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.25 - $34.63  
   
Overtime
$20.56 - $51.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $11,635  
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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$41,982 - $76,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,277
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Baptist Hospital offers the most; Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses earn $59K on average there. Memorial Hospital reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $55K) but some workers make up to $78K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings. Baptist Hospital is another employer with a reputation for below-average pay.

Pay Difference By Location

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Philadelphia
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$54,000
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Orlando
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Indianapolis
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Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, where Entry-Level Emergency Room Registered Nurses typically earn around 29 percent, 26 percent, 23 percent, and 16 percent more than usual. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (10 percent lower) and Orlando (4 percent lower).

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 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
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Anesthesia
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Acute Care
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Emergency/Trauma
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Pediatrics
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Psychiatric
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Nursery
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Medicine / Surgery
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Operating Room / OR
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National Average
$54,000
Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 769 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%