Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Ochsner Medical Center for between five and 10 years earn $20.00 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Ochsner Medical Center workforce (42 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $14.98 per hour.
Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $24.76 per hour — though Physical Therapist Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and EKG Monitor Technicians also do fairly well at $18.67, $15.88, and about $14.82, respectively. Ochsner Medical Center hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Certified Nurse Assistants (around $11.97 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.32 per hour) can be spotted in Slidell, La.; New Orleans, La. ($17.12), Baton Rouge, La. (approximately $14.21), and Kenner, La. (about $12.93) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $29.59 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Ochsner Medical Center awards around $20.87 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Intensive Care Unit among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $20.47 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in seven of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Medical Terminology, Geriatrics, and Medicine / Surgery.
At Ochsner 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
When it comes to employee benefits, Ochsner Medical Center has room for improvement — only one-seventh of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a fair number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, flexible hours, and malpractice / liability insurance.