Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $20.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ochsner Medical Center employees (42 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $14.98 per hour on average.
The highest average salaries go to Registered Nurses, who bring in close to around $24.76 per hour, though Physical Therapist Assistants are not far behind at $18.67 along with Licensed Practical Nurses ($15.88) and EKG Monitor Technicians (about $14.82). Ochsner Medical Center hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Certified Nurse Assistants ($11.97 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $18.32 per hour) can be spotted in Slidell, La.; New Orleans, La. (approximately $17.12), Baton Rouge, La. (about $14.21), and Kenner, La. ($12.93) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks ($29.59 per hour) than those without credentials. Ochsner Medical Center compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $20.87 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Intensive Care Unit in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $20.47 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; about one in seven deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Medical Terminology, Geriatrics, and Medicine / Surgery as well.
Ochsner Medical Center's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — 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. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of respondents, and for a fair number of employees, dental coverage is too. Ochsner Medical Center folks also make good use of life insurance, flexible hours, and malpractice / liability insurance.