Average Salary for Ascension Health Employees

Operating out of St. Louis, Mo., Ascension Health employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Systems Analyst to Senior Accountant. Employees at Ascension Health make $58K per year on average. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Ascension Health, but geography and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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Ascension Health typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Ascension Health
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (8)
$43,018 - $84,871  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (8)
Bonus$61.62 - $3,954  
Total Pay$43,018 - $84,871  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$25,634 - $53,478  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Total Pay$25,634 - $53,478  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Director (3)
$71,040 - $198,737  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Director (3)
Salary$72,157 - $168,617  
Bonus$2,698 - $35,695  
Total Pay$71,040 - $198,737  
[+]Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist (3)
$39,019 - $71,994  
[+]Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist (3)
Total Pay$39,019 - $71,994  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 


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IT Senior Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $115K — though Senior Systems Analysts, Information Technology Project Managers, and Systems Analysts also do fairly well at $82K, about $82K, and approximately $78K, respectively. Talent Acquisition Specialists at Ascension Health do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($48K) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Nashville; the company's headquarter city of St. Louis (around $76K), Jacksonville ($70K), and Detroit ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $52K) in Indianapolis, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Wisconsin, where salaries average out at $87K per year.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Ascension Health for between five and ten years earn approximately $73K on average. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $50K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ascension Health employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $71K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $105K for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to about $75K per year for accredited APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Ascension Health come out on top, and their salaries approach around $90K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Strategic Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $111K. Project Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one-sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 35 percent receiving paid vacation and 28 percent receiving paid sick days. With an eye toward the future, Ascension Health offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. At Ascension Health, a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Ascension Health


61 %
39 %
$37,191 - $91,182
$46,000 - $88,732
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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