Average Salary for Duke University Medical Center Employees

Operating out of Durham, N.C., Duke University Medical Center employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Strategic Planner to Clinical Social Worker. The average Duke University Medical Center employee earns $51K annually. At Duke University Medical Center, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and your job title each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $55K per year. Overall, the greater share of Duke University Medical Center folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average approximately $62K annually.


Residents of Raleigh-durham, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $97K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. ($66K) and Raleigh, N.C. ($65K).


The highest average salaries go to Physician Assistants, who bring in close to about $73K annually, though Senior Strategic Planners are not far behind at $65K along with Clinical Dietitians ($56K) and Clinical Research Coordinators ($55K). Research Associates make an average around $45K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $102K per year for Certified ITIL Leaders; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $95K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Duke University Medical Center awards $81K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Critical Care; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $83K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Data Analysis; approximately one-tenth deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.


With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Duke University Medical Center's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Duke University Medical Center gives paid vacation days to 19 percent and sick leave to 7 percent. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Duke University Medical Center, including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all employees and dental coverage for a large number of survey participants. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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