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A legacy of rewarding work.

As one of the world’s premiere health care providers, we’re proud to be able to offer our employees extremely generous rewards, from compensation and benefits to recognition programs and advancement opportunities that set the industry standard. Explore what Stanford Health Care can offer your career.


Exceptional benefits. Inspiring people.

At Stanford Health Care, our reputation reflects more than how we treat our patients. It also reflects how we treat our employees. We’re committed to providing superior benefits and compensation packages to employees, as well as a surprising number of additional offerings, from everyday conveniences to leadership and education opportunities.


Stanford Health Care is dedicated to paying you in ways that reward your contributions and encourage your professional development. Our human resources team constantly works to ensure we’re providing our personnel with competitive pay. As a result, our compensation structure is among the best in the Bay Area.

Salary Structures

Every job at the Hospital is assigned to a pay range with minimum and maximum salary levels that define what the Medical Center pays for the job. The pay ranges are periodically updated to reflect market trends for comparable jobs. Although we do not post salary ranges, our market analysis ensures that the salaries paid are fair and competitive. Within each pay range, there is flexibility to compensate employees competitively and equitably.

Special Pay Programs

In addition to standard compensation, Stanford Health Care offers various incentive and special pay programs for eligible team members. Depending on your department and position, you may qualify for:

  • Annual Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Overtime
  • On-Call Pay
  • Call-Back Pay
  • Relief-in-Higher-Classification (RHC)
Personal Wellness

When it comes to our day-to-day lives, there are many factors that affect our health and wellness. That’s why we have put together HealthySteps, a multi-faceted program that encourages our professionals to make sustainable, healthy lifestyle choices and changes. Through HealthySteps, the Hospital team members have access to a variety of services, classes and voluntary benefits designed to promote their well-being – personally, financially, and in the workplace.

The Hospital also offers an extensive range of classes and programs to help our employees achieve and maintain their physical health. This growing list of options includes:

  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Healthy Living Classes
  • Health Improvement Programs
  • Wellness on Wheels
  • Online Health Education Materials
  • Behavior Change Programs
  • Counseling & Support Services
  • Health Assessment
  • Stanford Health Promotion Resource Center
  • Webinar
Fiscal Fitness

In addition to standard financial benefits like our Retirement Plan and Tax Deferred Annuity Plan, employees have access to select products designed to protect your hard-earned assets. These include:

  • Auto & Home Insurance
  • Identity Theft Services
  • Online Discount Marketplace
  • Veterinary Pet Insurance
  • Purchase Programs
Workplace Wellness

We offer several programs to promote and support the well-being of our employees. While the following resources and services range in focus, all share the common goal of helping our team members balance the priorities of their personal and professional lives:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Elder Care Services
  • Child Care Resources & Referral
  • Maternity Services and On-Site Child Care
  • Financial Resources
  • Escondido Village Family Resource Room
  • Adoption Services
  • School Age Child Resources
  • Retirement Planning
  • Employee Assistance Program
Convenience and Perks

We offer employees a wide range of additional benefits that make life just a little easier and more interesting. These include:

  • Stanford Credit Union – You are eligible to join this financial collective, which offers competitively priced loans, credit cards, checking accounts and investment options.
  • Employee Discounts – Enjoy a variety of discounts at area theme parks, fitness centers and other attractions. These include Disneyland, California’s Great America in Santa Clara, CA, The San Diego Zoo, Universal Studios Hollywood, and many movie theater chains throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Backup Care – Backup Care Options provides backup care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for your loved ones of any age, whether healthy or mildly ill. This program provides a safety net during unexpected events when you need outside care on short-term notice.
  • Commuting and Parking – You can pay your work transportation expenses through convenient payroll deductions and save money by paying before taxes are taken from your pay. You can also use the pre-tax parking and transportation program for onsite parking permits, transit passes and vanpool expenses.
Access to Stanford University Programs

As an employee, you have access to several valuable programs offered by the University, including:

  • The Health Improvement Program (HIP), which offers a wide range of fitness and health management courses and activities
  • Stanford’s WorkLife Office, which provides elder care and child care consultation and referrals, onsite child care programs and other services to help you maintain a healthy balance in your life
  • Access to certain University gym facilities for an annual fee
  • Workplace English for job-related language instruction
Benefits Plan Overviews


Supporting your career.
Inspiring your advancement.

At Stanford Health Care, your professional development is important to us. We’ll help you meet and surpass your career goals, with an exceptional offering of opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills through continuing education and leadership-building programs.

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We're ready to acknowledge your achievements.

No great effort should go unnoticed. We make it our business to recognize your contributions. After all, you're the one setting the standard that we're known for. Learn more about the many ways great achievements are rewarded at Stanford Health Care.

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A simple, sincere “thank you” can go a long way, and this belief reflects the central themes in the Hospital’s C-I-CARE philosophy. When a co-worker or supervisor does something praise-worthy, we make it a point to thank that person – face-to-face, over the phone or in writing. Employees can also include special “kudos” as agenda items at staff meetings.

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Thank You and Rewards Cards

These cards are two tangible examples of C-I-CARE in action. The Hospital furnishes our patients, staff members, and managers with thank you cards that they can use to acknowledge exceptional service by staff, physicians, and volunteers. Rewards cards have a value of up to $5 and are redeemable at many locations on our campus. These cards can be given with a thank you card when a manager identifies actions above or beyond expectations.

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Employee of the Month
  • At the beginning of each month, we recognize a team member who has made a special contribution to the Hospital community.
  • Every year, we recognize a team member whose contributions over the past 12 months truly exemplify the Hospital’s mission and vision.
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Special Recognition Events
  • During Hospital Week and throughout the year, we plan special events to recognize and honor our dedicated staff members.
  • We plan special events in November and December to celebrate the holiday season, such as our employee awards dinners.
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Service Spotlight Awards

When a member of the Hospital family goes the extra mile to provide excellent patient care and customer service, we recognize that person with a Service Spotlight Award.

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Quality Awards

The Quality Award is presented to individuals, departments, and programs that make meaningful contributions to improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.

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Recognition for Longevity

Team members receive special recognition at five-year milestones for their valuable and continuing service.