Information Technology Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $124K per year — though Nursing Managers, Operations Managers, and Senior Business Analysts also do fairly well at $82K, around $79K, and $78K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $36K, Administrative Assistants are among the lowest paid at Ascension Health.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $108K annually) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($83K), Detroit, Mich. ($80K), and Birmingham, Ala. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Indianapolis, Ind. — at around $49K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Tennessee, where they average to about $107K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $50K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($104K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to around $97K per year for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Ascension Health provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — these employees rake in approximately $78K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $93K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; approximately one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Ascension Health lets only 31 percent take paid vacation and only a quarter of workers take sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).