Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

St. Louis, Mo.-based Centene Corporation hires for positions ranging from Data Analyst to Case Manager in the hospital and medical service plans. An average Centene Corporation employee can expect to make $61K per year. At Centene Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and your role at the company each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Centene Corporation Median Salary by Job


Data Analyst
16 profiles

Case Manager
13 profiles

Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
11 profiles

Provider Relations Specialist
10 profiles

Senior Data Analyst
7 profiles

Nurse Case Manager
7 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
6 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 372
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St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Hospital and Medical Service Plans, Health care


Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $57K annually. Survey participants who have worked at Centene Corporation for between five and 10 years earn about $61K per year on average. The largest slice of the Centene Corporation workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $71K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $79K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Austin, Texas (around $67K), the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($63K), and Clayton, Mo. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Little Rock, Ark.; in fact, at around $46K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Centene Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $86K annually.


Senior Data Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $78K per year on average; Project Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $61K, followed by Nurse Case Managers earning $61K and Data Analysts making about $60K. Near the bottom at Centene Corporation are Provider Relations Specialists, pulling in an average of just $53K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts receive bigger paychecks (approximately $87K annually) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Case Manager certification garners significant financial rewards of around $72K per year on average. 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 Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $123K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; around a sixth deem it necessary for work. Case Management, Data Analysis, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

30 percent have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of respondents can take paid time off for illness. A solid majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most respondents also include dental insurance. Centene Corporation also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Centene Corporation


70 %
30 %
$45,553 - $80,755
$48,574 - $97,732

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$47,592 - $71,233
$46,719 - $87,832
$49,163 - $80,000
$44,544 - $65,000
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