Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

The typical salary at Centene Corporation is $58K annually. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, geography and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Centene Corporation. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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Centene Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Centene Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Case Manager (12)
$40,638 - $77,854  
[-]Case Manager (12)
Salary$40,544 - $75,511  
Bonus$286.87 - $7,823  
Total Pay$40,638 - $77,854  
[+]Referral Specialist (8)
$27,311 - $47,622  
[+]Referral Specialist (8)
Salary$24,340 - $52,822  
Bonus$123.88 - $5,259  
Total Pay$27,311 - $47,622  
[+]Nurse Case Manager (5)
$56,325 - $87,678  
[+]Nurse Case Manager (5)
Salary$56,771 - $84,154  
Bonus$442.24 - $6,602  
Total Pay$56,325 - $87,678  
[+]Data Analyst (5)
$36,592 - $86,023  
[+]Data Analyst (5)
Salary$37,876 - $83,292  
Total Pay$36,592 - $86,023  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Typically, Case Management Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $87K; Nurse Case Managers, Contract Negotiators, and Corporate Trainers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $72K, $70K, and $55K, respectively. Provider Relations Specialists at Centene Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $42K) at the company.


Median pay is highest in Austin (around $74K per year), followed by Baton Rouge ($67K), Chicago (around $65K), and St. Louis ($65K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $43K) is Orlando. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to approximately $70K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $66K. The largest fraction of Centene Corporation people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $50K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Pharmacists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $260K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Case Managers with credentials; these people typically earn about $88K annually. Centene Corporation workers who hold a Doctor of Pharmacy are also well compensated, earning around $267K on average.


Employees who count SQL among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $84K. A garden variety skill at Centene Corporation is Case Management; close to one-fifth of Centene Corporation's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of workers do get paid time off for vacation, but only 37 percent get paid sick time. Almost all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Centene Corporation


71 %
29 %
$40,774 - $78,183
$42,654 - $90,866
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 41 votes.

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