Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Directors, Nursing Managers, Operations Managers, and Information Technology Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $120K annually, the other salaries come in at $82K, approximately $81K, and around $79K, respectively. Near the bottom at Ascension Health are Administrative Assistants, pulling in an average of just $38K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($107K per year) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Detroit, Mich. (about $78K), Birmingham, Ala. ($75K), and the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Indianapolis, Ind. is near the bottom for pay at $50K. The highest pay by state can be found in Tennessee, where salaries average out at around $102K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $49K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ascension Health employees (28 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $68K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $87K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Information Systems Auditors with credentials; these people earn approximately $85K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS) make the most here, hauling in around $95K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $86K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, approximately one-tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and 401(a).