Nurse Case Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $73K per year — though Senior Data Analysts, Contract Negotiators, and Data Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $71K, about $70K, and $65K, respectively. On the lower end are Financial Analysts at around $50K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $68K annually. Overall, the greater share of Centene Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $52K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($68K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo. (about $67K), Baton Rouge, La. ($67K), and Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Clayton, Mo. is near the bottom for pay at $57K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Illinois, where the average Centene Corporation employee makes approximately $70K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $81K annually. Becoming a Certified Case Manager can certainly pay off here; those folks make $73K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a medical degree; Centene Corporation awards $243K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $82K per year. Folks here also tend to know Case Management; on the survey, around one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Data Analysis, Project Management, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
45 percent receive paid vacation, and only 31 percent get sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Centene Corporation provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Centene Corporation also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.