Medical Technologists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $29.71 per hour — though Certified Surgical Technologists, Cardiac Sonographers, and Registered Nurses also do fairly well at $25.83, about $24.93, and $23.63, respectively. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only around $12.17 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $19.64 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Duke University Medical Center employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $21.01 per hour on average.
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. (around $20.95) and Chapel Hill, N.C. (approximately $16.55).
Certifications and Degrees
ASCP Certified Medical Technologists earn $29.71 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Duke University Medical Center, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at about $22.00.
When it comes to skills, Pediatrics seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $27.11 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Medicine / Surgery; on the survey, nearly one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Acute Care, Critical Care, and Geriatrics.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Duke University Medical Center lets only one in four survey participants take paid vacation and only one in seven survey participants take sick leave. 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. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of employees get dental coverage, too. Perks also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.