Average Hourly Rate for Duke University Medical Center Employees

As healthcare evolves, Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Medical Center opens its doors to new talent, seeking candidates for positions stretching from Registered Nurse to Medical Technologist. Duke University Medical Center workers report earning an average of $21.31 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $22.00. At Duke University Medical Center, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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Medical Technologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $29.71 per hour; Certified Surgical Technologists, Cardiac Sonographers, and Registered Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $25.83, around $24.93, and about $23.63, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Duke University Medical Center are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $12.17.


Residents of Raleigh, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $23.48 per hour; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. ($20.93) and Chapel Hill, N.C. (about $16.55).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $20.99 per hour. The largest slice of the Duke University Medical Center workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $20.93 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participant certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $27.67 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Duke University Medical Center provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing — these employees rake in $25.00 per hour.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Pediatrics among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $27.11 per hour. Medicine / Surgery also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-sixth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Acute Care, Critical Care, and Electronic Medical Records are also desirable skills.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 28 percent receiving paid vacation and a sixth of survey respondents receiving paid sick days. Duke University Medical Center helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. A large number of employees report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Duke University Medical Center


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$12 - $28
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$13 - $22
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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