The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Directors, who bring in close to $124K per year, though Nursing Managers are not far behind at $82K along with Operations Managers (approximately $79K) and Senior Business Analysts (about $78K). Near the bottom at Ascension Health are Talent Acquisition Specialists, pulling in an average of just around $48K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K annually) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Detroit, Mich. ($80K), the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. (around $75K), and Binghamton, N.Y. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. Indianapolis, Ind. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $51K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Tennessee, where they average to about $107K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $49K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (28 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $73K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $107K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant can certainly pay off here; those folks make $97K on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Ascension Health come out on top, and their salaries approach $78K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $93K annually. A common skill in Ascension Health's work force is Project Management; close to a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Ascension Health; the company rewards only a third of respondents with paid vacation time and only a quarter of respondents with sick leave. Ascension Health workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of respondents. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).