Average Hourly Rate for Ascension Health Employees

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Ascension Health offers a range of employment opportunities in healthcare, from Registered Nurse to Operating Room Registered Nurse. Ascension Health laborers see wages hovering around $22.35 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $35.84. What you do at the company influences pay for Ascension Health workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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St. Louis, Missouri 


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Bringing in the most money are Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN)s — their earnings average $30.97 per hour. Operating Room Registered Nurses are a close second at $28.71 along with Registered Nurses ($27.86) and Staff Nurses (about $25.74). Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only approximately $12.00 — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Ascension Health for between five and 10 years earn around $23.28 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $18.98 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($28.25 per hour) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Detroit, Mich. (around $27.44), Nashville, Tenn. ($26.85), and Tulsa, Okla. (about $21.72) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $16.61) is Jacksonville, Fla. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Florida pays Ascension Health the most — $26.26 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $30.57 per hour. Ascension Health compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at approximately $33.36 per hour.


Employees who count Telemetry among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $26.61 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Geriatrics; less than ten percent consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Acute Care, Electronic Medical Records, and Customer Service.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Ascension Health


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

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