Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

Centene Corporation is a hospital and medical service plans firm headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. that hires for Data Analyst positions, Case Manager roles, and more. The average Centene Corporation employee earns $61K annually. Though geography and what you do at the company do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Centene Corporation. 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


Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $61K per year. The largest slice of the Centene Corporation workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $57K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $81K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Austin, Texas ($67K), Baton Rouge, La. (about $65K), and the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Little Rock, Ark.; in fact, at $46K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Centene Corporation the most — $83K annually on average.


Senior Data Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $78K per year; Contract Negotiators come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $66K, while Nurse Case Managers and Data Analysts rank near the top as well (about $60K and $60K, respectively). With salaries averaging about $52K, Provider Relations Specialists are among the lowest paid at Centene Corporation.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $87K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Licensed Clinical Social Worker certification garners significant financial rewards of $71K per year on average. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Centene Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $114K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $123K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Centene Corporation workforce; around a sixth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Case Management, SQL, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

30 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in five survey participants get sick leave. To plan for old age, a solid majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Centene Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.

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$45,315 - $80,962
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more
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