Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $69K annually. The largest slice of the Vanderbilt Medical Center workforce (45 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $57K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Project Managers, who bring in close to $75K annually, though Research Assistant Professors are not far behind at about $69K along with Laboratory Managers ($61K) and Physical Therapists (around $61K). With salaries averaging about $35K, Research Analysts are among the lowest paid at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $91K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Basic Life Support Specialist can certainly pay off here; those folks make $66K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Vanderbilt Medical Center awards around $85K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Customer Relationship Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $84K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Vanderbilt Medical Center workers, with nearly one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Clinical Research, and Regulatory Compliance.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Vanderbilt Medical Center gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to 19 percent. Vanderbilt Medical Center workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.