Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Centene Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the hospital and medical service plans, from Case Manager to Data Analyst. A salary of $61K per year is the median rate at Centene Corporation. Your role at the company influences pay for Centene Corporation workers the most, followed by your experience level and geography. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Hospital and Medical Service Plans, Health care


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The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average $92K annually, closely trailed by Contract Negotiators (about $66K), Nurse Case Managers ($60K), and Data Analysts (approximately $59K). Centene Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Provider Relations Specialists ($51K on average).

Years of Experience

Average pay is around $61K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Centene Corporation workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $57K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($71K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Austin, Texas (approximately $66K), the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($65K), and Baton Rouge, La. (around $65K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Little Rock, Ark. at about $46K. Centene Corporation workers in California earn the most — around $82K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $85K per year for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Licensed Clinical Social Workers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $71K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Centene Corporation awards $114K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $78K per year. Case Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in seven of Centene Corporation's people use it regularly. Microsoft Excel, SQL, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Centene Corporation; the company rewards only one in three respondents with paid vacation time and only 22 percent with sick leave. Centene Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a solid majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all survey participants, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
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