Physician Assistants represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $98K annually — though Senior Internal Auditors, Registered Nurses, and Administrative Assistants also do fairly well at $85K, $74K, and approximately $52K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $88K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $78K annually. The largest slice of the Stony Brook Hospital workforce (34 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $96K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Physician Assistant-Certifieds earn approximately $98K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $92K per year for accredited Registered Nurses. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $75K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Program Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $118K per year. A common skill in Stony Brook Hospital's work force is Acute Care; around one in eight of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Telemetry, Microsoft Office, and Cardiology.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 35 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all survey participants, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a defined benefit retirement plan.