Nurse Practitioners earn the highest median pay at approximately $90K annually, followed by Physician Assistants ($75K), Nurse Educators (about $71K), and Senior Strategic Planners ($65K). Research Associates at Duke University Medical Center do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $45K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $62K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $56K annually. Overall, the greater share of Duke University Medical Center folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $67K per year.
Residents of Raleigh-durham, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $97K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Durham, N.C. ($66K) and Raleigh, N.C. ($65K).
Certifications and Degrees
American Board of Internal Medicine Members are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $232K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $77K annually for accredited NCCPA Physician Assistant Certifications. Duke University Medical Center compensates Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-holders the most at about $81K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Acute Care in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $75K annually. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one in eight of employees surveyed report using it at work. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
At Duke University Medical Center, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
One in six workers have paid vacation, and only about 7 percent can take paid time off for illness. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.