Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $69K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $55K per year on average.
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $83K annually; Research Assistant Professors, Laboratory Managers, and Grants Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $69K, $61K, and $59K, respectively. Near the bottom at Vanderbilt Medical Center are Research Analysts, pulling in an average of just $35K.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($91K per year) than those without credentials. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $88K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); Vanderbilt Medical Center awards $87K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Intensive Care Unit among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $83K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a sixth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Clinical Research, Data Analysis, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Vanderbilt Medical Center has room for improvement — only 29 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.