Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

Compensation for Centene Corporation employees is around $60K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Centene Corporation, but geography and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $67K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Centene Corporation employees (30 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $51K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($70K annually) can be spotted in Baton Rouge, La.; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $69K), St. Louis, Mo. (about $68K), and Atlanta, Ga. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $48K. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at $71K per year.


Nurse Case Managers earn the highest median pay at around $73K annually, followed by Contract Negotiators ($70K), IT Systems Engineers (approximately $68K), and Data Analysts ($60K). On the lower end are Corporate Trainers at around $52K on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make $81K per year. Becoming a Certified Case Manager can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $73K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Centene Corporation pays those with a medical degree the most — about $243K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Operations Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $82K annually. Folks here also tend to know Case Management; on the survey, roughly one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Centene Corporation lets only 45 percent take paid vacation and only a third of workers take sick leave. To plan for old age, the vast majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For almost all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. Centene Corporation also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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$40,827 - $76,205
$44,946 - $89,435
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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