Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $21.56 per hour. The largest slice of the Ochsner Medical Center workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $15.13 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Registered Nurses — their earnings average $25.09 per hour. Medical Technologists are a close second at around $24.25 along with Physical Therapist Assistants ($23.31) and Licensed Practical Nurses (approximately $16.25). Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $11.97.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $24.96 per hour) can be spotted in Baton Rouge, La.; Slidell, La. ($20.00), New Orleans, La. (approximately $17.50), 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 $29.00 per hour. Ochsner Medical Center provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Occupational Therapy (OT) — these employees rake in approximately $29.31 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 $24.25 per hour. A common skill in Ochsner Medical Center's work force is Medicine / Surgery; close to an eighth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Geriatrics, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Rehabilitation.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one-seventh of employees. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A strong majority of employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of employees report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, and malpractice / liability insurance.