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).