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Average Hourly Rate for Duke University Medical Center Employees

Duke University Medical Center, headquartered in Durham, N.C., is sure to expand as the booming healthcare industry in America continues to grow, with available jobs ranging from Registered Nurse to Administrative Assistant. Employees of Duke University Medical Center bring in an average of $21.13 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $24.75. Duke University Medical Center paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and your city are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Duke University Medical Center typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Duke University, UNC Health Care, UNC Hospitals
Employer: Duke University Medical Center
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (18)
$20.42 - $28.18  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (18)
Hourly Rate$20.42 - $28.18  
[+]Medical Technologist (3)
$22.64 - $32.90  
[+]Medical Technologist (3)
Hourly Rate$22.64 - $32.90  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$12.17 - $21.45  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Hourly Rate$12.17 - $21.45  
[+]Staff Assistant (2)
$12.99 - $21.65  
[+]Staff Assistant (2)
Hourly Rate$12.99 - $21.65  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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Bringing in the most money are Medical Technologists — their earnings average $29.71 per hour. Cardiac Sonographers are a close second at around $24.93 along with Registered Nurses (approximately $22.40) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses ($20.60). Patient Transporters make an average $10.91, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $21.91 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $20.66 per hour.


Residents of Raleigh, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $23.52 per hour; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. ($20.66) and Chapel Hill, N.C. (around $16.55).

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Vascular Technologists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $26.50 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Duke University Medical Center pays those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing the most — $25.00.


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. A relatively widespread skill at Duke University Medical Center is Medicine / Surgery; around an eighth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with 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

As part of compensation, Duke University Medical Center gives paid vacation to 28 percent and paid sick leave to 19 percent. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for most survey participants and dental coverage for a fair number of workers. Privileges also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Duke University Medical Center


73 %
27 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $28
Hourly Rate
$14 - $21
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
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