There were 46,857 active emergency medicine physicians in the U.S. in 2021, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Emergency medicine physician salaries can differ based on location, experience and other factors, but it is a good idea to have a general understanding of what your salary may be to help guide negotiations and create a financial plan.
According to the BLS, the mean annual wage for emergency medicine physicians is $316,600.
Medscape reports that general emergency medicine physicians’ average annual earnings were $352,000 in 2023.
The mean annual wage for emergency medicine physicians as reported by the BLS equates to an hourly wage of $152.21.
Emergency medicine physicians’ salaries can vary greatly by state and territory, ranging from $201,560 in North Carolina to $319,706 in New York. According to ZipRecruiter, these are the annual mean salaries for emergency medicine physicians by state:
According to the ZipRecruiter, these are the highest paying states for emergency medicine physicians:
According to Medscape, emergency medicine physicians make an average of $352,000 per year. The average salaries for other medical specialties are as follows:
According to 2023 data from Medscape, 57% of physicians receive an incentive bonus as part of their income. The average annual bonus for an emergency medicine physician is $37,000.
Other specialties’ average incentive bonuses are:
According to Medscape, emergency medicine physicians’ salaries decreased by 6% in 2023, though individuals may have seen their personal income decline.
The sudden rise in salary that occurs when transitioning from training to practice can be difficult to adjust to. Our Build Your Team program connects you to experts in financial planning, budgeting, taxes, and more for free, so that you can feel confident in negotiating and navigating your new salary.
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