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Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

The average employee at Centene Corporation takes home $59K annually. Centene Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though how long you've been working and where you live are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Nurse Case Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $73K per year; Senior Data Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to $71K, while Contract Negotiators and Data Analysts rank near the top as well (around $70K and approximately $60K, respectively). Referral Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $33K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $68K annually. The largest slice of the Centene Corporation workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $51K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $70K annually) can be spotted in Baton Rouge, La.; St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $69K), Chicago, Ill. ($69K), and Atlanta, Ga. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $49K) is Tampa, Fla. The highest pay by state can be found in Louisiana, where salaries average out at $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $260K annually for Registered Pharmacists; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Case Managers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $75K per year. Centene Corporation compensates Doctor of Pharmacy-holders the most at about $267K annually.


When it comes to skills, Customer Relationship Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $82K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Centene Corporation is Case Management, with around a sixth considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Centene Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; half of workers get paid vacation days, and a third of employees receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Almost all survey participants can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Centene Corporation


68 %
32 %
$40,749 - $76,498
$45,429 - $90,712
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

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