Average Salary for Duke University Medical Center Employees

Operating out of Durham, N.C., Duke University Medical Center employs talent in positions ranging from Clinical Social Worker to Senior Strategic Planner. Duke University Medical Center employees bring home $52K per year on average. Duke University Medical Center paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though where you live and your job title are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Durham, North Carolina 27708


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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $62K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $54K per year. The largest fraction of Duke University Medical Center people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $69K annually on average.


Residents of Raleigh-durham, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $97K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. (approximately $67K) and Raleigh, N.C. ($65K).


Earning around $73K annually on average, Physician Assistants receive the most money, followed by Nurse Educators (about $71K), Senior Strategic Planners ($65K), and RN Charge Nurses (approximately $60K). Among the lower-paid positions at Duke University Medical Center are Registered Nurses — the median salary for this role approaches $44K.

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Internal Medicine Members receive bigger paychecks ($232K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ITIL Leader is rewarded with median pay of around $102K annually. Duke University Medical Center workers who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) are also well compensated, earning $81K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Critical Care; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $91K per year. Data Analysis is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; roughly one in ten of Duke University Medical Center's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel as well.

Benefits and Perks

Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage. Duke University Medical Center folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, malpractice / liability insurance, and free drinks.

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$43,411 - $89,356
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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
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