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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. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $21.25), people who work for Duke University Medical Center earn a median wage of $21.02 per hour. Your job title influences pay for Duke University Medical Center workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. The data in this summary comes from 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
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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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Medical Technologists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $29.71 per hour on average; Certified Surgical Technologists are next on the list, bringing in close to $25.83, followed by Cardiac Sonographers earning approximately $24.93 and Registered Nurses making $22.40. Near the bottom at Duke University Medical Center are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just around $12.17.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $20.99 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Duke University Medical Center employees (39 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $20.66 per hour on average.


Residents of Raleigh, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $23.21 per hour; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. ($20.53) and Chapel Hill, N.C. (about $16.55).

Certifications and Degrees

ASCP Certified Medical Technologists receive bigger paychecks (around $29.71 per hour) than those without credentials. Those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing at Duke University Medical Center come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $25.00 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Pediatrics in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $27.11 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Medicine / Surgery; on the survey, nearly one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Acute Care, Critical Care, and Electronic Medical Records.


At Duke University Medical Center, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in four workers at Duke University Medical Center enjoy paid vacation time, and just 18 percent can take sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of respondents, and a strong majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Duke University Medical Center


73 %
27 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $28
Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
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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