Physician Assistants earn the highest median pay at $98K per year, followed by Senior Internal Auditors (about $85K), Registered Nurses (approximately $74K), and Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($60K). Administrative Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $52K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $78K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $80K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $99K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Physician Assistant-Certifieds, who make approximately $98K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Registered Nurse is rewarded with median pay of about $92K annually. The best paid folks at Stony Brook Hospital have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $74K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Program Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $118K annually. Acute Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in eight of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Cardiology, Emergency/Trauma, and Telemetry.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 42 percent. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Stony Brook Hospital, including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.