Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $20.35 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $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 approximately $24.76 per hour — though Medical Technologists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Licensed Practical Nurses also do fairly well at $24.25, $23.31, and $15.88, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants make an average $11.97, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.00 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
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $29.59 per hour. Ochsner Medical Center compensates Master of Science (MS), Occupational Therapy (OT)-holders the most at approximately $29.31 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Cardiology; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $19.06 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Ochsner Medical Center workers, with roughly one in eight of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Medicine / Surgery, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Geriatrics.
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
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in eight respondents. Ochsner Medical Center workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A fair number of employees can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Ochsner Medical Center employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, flexible hours, and malpractice / liability insurance.