Information Technology Directors earn the highest median pay at $124K per year, followed by Nursing Managers ($82K), Operations Managers ($79K), and Senior Business Analysts (approximately $78K). Earning only around $36K on average, Administrative Assistants make less than most people in the company.
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. (around $80K), and Birmingham, Ala. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Indianapolis, Ind. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $49K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Tennessee; salaries there average to approximately $107K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $50K annually. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $104K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant can certainly pay off here; those folks make $97K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ascension Health awards $78K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $93K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; roughly one in seven consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Ascension Health gives paid vacation to 31 percent and paid sick leave to a quarter of respondents. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).