Emergency Room Nurses (ER Nurses)

As an Emergency Room nurse (ER nurse) you have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including urgent care centers and traditional emergency departments. Trauma nurses work in an ever-changing environmentwith patients of all different ages and medical histories—something unique to Emergency Room nurses.

A career as an ER nurse provides additional excitement to the occupation of a registered nurse (RN) who already specializes in one of the most exhilarating and adrenaline filled specialties available. Emergency Room nurses are in high demand throughout the country and there are thousands of ER nurse jobs available in a variety of settings and exciting locations.

Salary Information for Emergency Room Nurses

Since hospitals around the country are in urgent need of trauma nurses, experienced RNs can command top pay for their skills. Salaries for ER nurses vary depending on experience, location and facility, but the median salary continues to grow year over year. The average salary for Emergency Room Nurses as of January 2013 was $65,794, and traveling ER nurses can expect to make at least as much or more per year, plus housing, paid insurance and other benefits due to the high need for their expertise and skills at short-staffed facilities throughout the nation.

Here are some of the most recent Emergency Room nurse job assignments for trauma nurses from NurseZone.com's top travel staffing partners. Earn great pay with an ER nurse job while also receiving company-paid housing, day-one benefits and much more—all while enjoying the experience of a lifetime!

If you are an experienced Emergency Room nurse looking to enhance your career and earn great pay—check out NurseZone's robust database of Emergency Room nurse jobs from top partners. View our featured jobs or try our enhanced ER nurse jobs search today.

Job Outlook for Emergency Room Nurses 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, if you're considering becoming an ER nurse the job outlook for all RNs remains strong, with 1,207,400 new registered nurse jobs expected to be created by 2020.

Read More about Emergency Room Nurses in the ER Specialty Spotlight 

Sources: Salary.com and U.S. Department of Labor

  1. 1. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $36*
    California

    Situated in California’s San Joaquin Valley—one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation— Modesto offers a small-town ambiance and easy access to the ocean, mountains and some of the nation’s most renowned national parks. Day trip options from Modesto include San Francisco, Sacramento, and Yosemite National Park among many others. With its mild climate, outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round.
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  2. 2. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $30*
    Arizona

    With a wealth of scenic wonders, an abundance of sunshine and high mountain peaks, you can enjoy numerous recreational activities in Arizona. You can ski down a snow-covered mountain and take a walk in the desert all in the same afternoon. From Phoenix to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon State provides travelers with countless spectacular sights and activities all year round.
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  3. 3. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $31*
    California

    In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis has to offer.
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  4. 4. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $28*
    Texas

    There’s a saying that goes: “As big as Texas” … and for those visiting this state, it applies to all the things to do and see. The Lone Star State features the best of the best—from world-renowned cultural attractions and museums, high-end shopping and eating to wild rodeos, there is nothing you won’t find here. Visit the laid-back town of Austin where you can visit hip bars and unique shops or take a trip to El Paso and learn about the early history of the state. In a state this big, you’ll find you will never run out of adventures and options!
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  5. 5. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $30*
    South Carolina

    Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, is filled with charm and beauty, and has been named one of America’s “Most Livable Communities” by the Partnership for Livable Communities. With its temperate climate, residents and visitors alike can enjoy free outdoor concerts, festive marketplaces and festivals throughout the year. Entertainment options abound with great nightlife options, trendy restaurants and bistros, as well as excellent museums and cultural attractions.
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  6. 6. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $36*
    Alaska

    Glacier cruises, white water rafting, wildlife excursions—these are just some of the exciting outdoor pursuits that travelers enjoy when they work in Anchorage. Surrounded by dramatic glaciers, majestic mountains and an abundance of wildlife, this region of Alaska offers a slice of untamed wilderness and excellent travel health care opportunities.
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  7. 7. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $33*
    New York

    From the marquees on Broadway to the peaks of the Adirondacks, the Empire State offers a variety of things to see and do. The state is divided into two parts: New York City and Upstate. While New York City is filled with an endless array of attractions, outside the city there are 4,000 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. New York is also home to 150 state parks and roaring Niagara Falls. This state has as many personalities as the people who live there—it is a unique place in which you can choose to do everything or absolutely nothing at all, and still have a great time.
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  8. 8. Registered Nurse - ER     Rate: $32*
    California

    The beach. The mountains. The desert. The woods. California really does have it all! From the sunny coastal cities of Southern California to the natural wonders of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains; California is truly a place that must be experienced first-hand. No book, postcard or photograph can do the state’s numerous sites, attractions and cities any justice. Venture out west and the Golden State will surely have you shining in no time.
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    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

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