Physician Assistants rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $108K annually; Radiology Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $86K, while Nurse Case Managers and Assistant Professors rank near the top as well ($79K and around $69K, respectively). Earning only $51K on average, Office Managers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $47K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $44K annually. The largest slice of the Suny Upstate workforce (36 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $63K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Physician Assistant-Certified certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $104K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to about $97K per year for accredited Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists. Suny Upstate provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $74K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Radiology; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $86K per year. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one-seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Scheduling, Microsoft Excel, and Regulatory Compliance are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Suny Upstate gives paid vacation to one-half of survey participants and paid sick leave to two in five workers. Suny Upstate workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a company pension plan. At Suny Upstate, a large number of workers have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Suny Upstate folks also make good use of defined contribution (dc) retirement plan and tuition reimbursement.