Information Technology Directors earn the highest median pay at about $124K per year, followed by Nursing Managers ($82K), Operations Managers ($79K), and Systems Analysts ($78K). Ascension Health hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Talent Acquisition Specialists (around $48K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $108K annually) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Detroit, Mich. (about $90K), Birmingham, Ala. (approximately $77K), and the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($51K) in Indianapolis, Ind., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Tennessee, where the average salary is around $107K per year.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Ascension Health for between five and 10 years earn $72K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $49K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (28 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $72K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $107K per year 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. Ascension Health compensates Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-holders the most at $78K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $93K per year. A garden variety skill at Ascension Health is Project Management; one in eight of Ascension Health's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Ascension Health can sometimes lack paid time off; a third of survey participants get paid vacation days, and one in four workers receive paid 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. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Ascension Health folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).