Intensive Care Unit Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $30.50 per hour; Emergency Room Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to about $29.36, while Registered Nurses and Medical Technologists rank near the top as well ($24.47 and around $22.14, respectively). With salaries averaging $11.70, Sterile Processing Technicians are among the lowest paid at Ochsner Medical Center.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $22.81 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ochsner Medical Center employees (35 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $19.50 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($25.75 per hour) can be spotted in Marrero, La.; Baton Rouge, La. (approximately $24.50), New Orleans, La. ($22.55), and Slidell, La. (about $15.53) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Metairie, La. — at around $11.78, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $27.71 per hour for Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. Ochsner Medical Center workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are also well compensated, earning $26.00 on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Intensive Care Unit; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $24.55 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; slightly less than one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Emergency Room, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Ochsner Medical Center lets only 29 percent take paid vacation and only one in seven respondents take sick leave. Ochsner Medical Center sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. A solid majority of employees can count on health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and 401(a).