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Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

The average Centene Corporation employee earns $59K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Centene Corporation fluctuate depending on your role at the company; how long you've been working and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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 (15)
$40,895 - $76,476  
[-]Case Manager (15)
Salary$40,812 - $74,749  
Bonus$283.24 - $8,301  
Total Pay$40,895 - $76,476  
[+]Referral Specialist (9)
$26,169 - $45,093  
[+]Referral Specialist (9)
Salary$22,240 - $49,548  
Bonus$88.92 - $2,367  
Total Pay$26,169 - $45,093  
[+]Nurse Case Manager (7)
$53,761 - $92,749  
[+]Nurse Case Manager (7)
Salary$56,193 - $87,147  
Bonus$942 - $9,933  
Total Pay$53,761 - $92,749  
[+]Data Analyst (5)
$36,128 - $86,900  
[+]Data Analyst (5)
Salary$37,987 - $82,308  
Total Pay$36,128 - $86,900  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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Case Management Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $87K per year; Nurse Case Managers, Senior Data Analysts, and Data Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $73K, about $71K, and around $60K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Centene Corporation are Referral Specialists — the median salary for this role approaches $33K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $67K annually. Overall, the greater share of Centene Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $50K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $74K annually) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Baton Rouge, La. ($70K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $68K), and St. Louis, Mo. ($68K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $49K, Tampa, Fla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Louisiana offers the highest pay at approximately $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Registered Pharmacist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $260K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Case Manager can certainly pay off here; those folks make $78K on average. Those with a Doctor of Pharmacy at Centene Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach around $267K per year.


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 $82K annually. Case Management is a popular skill among Centene Corporation workers, with close to a sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Half of respondents have paid vacation, and only about a third of employees can take paid time off for illness. Nearly all survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly all respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Centene Corporation


67 %
33 %
$40,425 - $75,952
$45,309 - $90,541
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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