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 offers employees an average of $21.31 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $22.00. Duke University Medical Center paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though where you live and your experience level are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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The highest paychecks go to Medical Technologists, who earn an average $29.71 per hour, closely trailed by Certified Surgical Technologists ($25.83), Cardiac Sonographers ($24.93), and Registered Nurses (around $23.63). Duke University Medical Center hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Certified Nurse Assistants (approximately $12.17 on average).


Residents of Raleigh, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $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. ($16.55).

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $20.99 per hour. The largest fraction of Duke University Medical Center people (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $20.93 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $27.67 per hour for Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Duke University Medical Center, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing receive the highest pay at $25.00.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Pediatrics; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $27.11 per hour. A common skill in Duke University Medical Center's work force is Medicine / Surgery; nearly one in six of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Acute Care, Critical Care, and Electronic Medical Records.


Duke University Medical Center's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Duke University Medical Center gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to one in six employees. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Most workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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