Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $19.65 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (41 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $15.58 per hour on average.
Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at around $23.00 per hour, followed by Medical Technologists ($22.25), Certified Surgical Technologists (approximately $16.00), and Patient Relations Specialists ($16.00). Among the lower-paid positions at Ochsner Medical Center are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $11.97.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.00 per hour) can be spotted in New Orleans, La.; Slidell, La. (about $16.07), Baton Rouge, La. ($15.61), and Kenner, La. (around $12.93) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make approximately $29.40 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Ochsner Medical Center pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) the most — $29.15.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Intensive Care Unit; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $26.00 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Ochsner Medical Center is Customer Service, with one-fifth considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Medical Terminology, Data Entry, and Insurance as well.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, flexible hours, 401(a), gym membership, and malpractice / liability insurance.