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. Compensation for Duke University Medical Center employees is around $52K per year on average. Though what you do at the company and geography are influential salary factors for those at Duke University Medical Center, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $52K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $63K per year. The largest slice of the Duke University Medical Center workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $69K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Physician Assistants — their earnings average about $73K per year. Nurse Educators are a close second at $71K along with Senior Strategic Planners ($65K) and Transplant Coordinators ($65K). Registered Nurses make an average $44K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Residents of Raleigh-durham, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $75K annually; other top-paying cities include Raleigh, N.C. ($67K) and the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. (around $67K).

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Internal Medicine Members earn approximately $232K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified ITIL Leaders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $102K annually. Duke University Medical Center compensates Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-holders the most at approximately $81K per year.


Employees who count Critical Care among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $91K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; around an eighth of Duke University Medical Center's people use it regularly. Data Analysis, Acute Care, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Duke University Medical Center lets only a sixth of respondents take paid vacation and only 7 percent take sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for most survey participants. Duke University Medical Center also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Duke University Medical Center


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21 %
$43,605 - $88,797
$36,051 - $176,874
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 21 votes.
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