Infection Control Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $130K annually on average; Senior Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $97K, followed by Sharepoint Administrators earning $89K and Staff Scientists making $79K. Financial compensation for Graphic Designers is rather low — on average only about $39K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $48K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $66K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $60K per year on average.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Tennessee, where the average salary is around $62K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); St. Jude Children's Research Hospital awards about $81K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft SQL Server; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $90K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Web Design; one-tenth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Molecular Biology, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in four survey participants receiving paid vacation and a sixth of survey respondents receiving paid sick days. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and gym membership.