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Average Salary for Ascension Health Employees

Operating out of St. Louis, Missouri, Ascension Health employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Systems Analyst to Senior Accountant. The average employee at Ascension Health takes home $58K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Ascension Health fluctuate depending on your job title; geography and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Ascension Health typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Ascension Health
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (8)
$40,792 - $83,306  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (8)
Bonus$64.83 - $4,158  
Total Pay$40,792 - $83,306  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room (3)
$40,581 - $73,350  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room (3)
Total Pay$40,581 - $73,350  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$25,524 - $53,574  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Total Pay$25,524 - $53,574  
[+]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
$55,978 - $114,959  
[+]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
Salary$57,663 - $107,135  
Total Pay$55,978 - $114,959  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Bringing in the most money are IT Senior Project Managers — their earnings average $115K. Senior Systems Analysts are a close second at approximately $82K along with Information Technology Project Managers ($82K) and Systems Analysts (about $78K). Ascension Health hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Talent Acquisition Specialists (around $48K).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Nashville; the company's headquarter city of St. Louis ($76K), Jacksonville (approximately $70K), and Detroit ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. At $52K, Indianapolis is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Ascension Health workers in Wisconsin earn the most — about $87K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $50K. A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of approximately $73K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (30 percent) have worked in their field for 10-19 years and now make $71K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $105K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management is rewarded at about $75K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS); Ascension Health awards $90K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Strategic Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $111K. One of the more prevalent skills at Ascension Health is Project Management, with one-sixth considering it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Ascension Health can sometimes lack paid time off; 35 percent get paid vacation days, and 28 percent receive paid sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A strong majority of workers can count on health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).

Key Stats

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

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