Information Technology Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $122K per year; Contract Negotiators come in second with average earnings amounting to $66K, while Nurse Case Managers and Data Analysts rank near the top as well (approximately $60K and $60K, respectively). Provider Relations Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $51K.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $63K annually. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $56K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $70K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Baton Rouge, La. ($68K), Austin, Texas ($67K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Little Rock, Ark. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $46K. By state, Centene Corporation pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is around $84K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts earn approximately $81K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Certified Case Manager can certainly pay off here; those folks make $71K on average. Centene Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $114K on average.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $110K per year. SQL is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about one in seven of Centene Corporation's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Case Management, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Centene Corporation lets only a third of workers take paid vacation and only 22 percent take sick leave. A solid majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.