Average Hourly Rate for Ascension Health Employees

As healthcare evolves, St. Louis, Mo.-based Ascension Health opens its doors to new talent, seeking candidates for positions stretching from Registered Nurse to Emergency Room Registered Nurse. Median pay for Ascension Health workers sits around $22.58 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $36.06. Though your job title and your experience level do impact pay, where you live is the primary influence on employee salary at Ascension Health. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Ascension Health Hourly Rate


Registered Nurse (RN)
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Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room
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Medical Assistant
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Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room
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Medical Assistant (Certified)
6 profiles

Registered Nurse (RN), Critical Care
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 315
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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 


Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($35.27 per hour) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Detroit, Mich. ($27.73), Milwaukee, Wisc. (about $27.11), and Nashville, Tenn. ($24.82) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $16.61, Jacksonville, Fla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where pay average out at around $31.70 per hour.


Emergency Room Registered Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $29.82 per hour; Registered Nurses, Operating Room Registered Nurses, and Staff Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $28.83, around $28.69, and $28.00, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants at Ascension Health do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($11.36 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $19.09 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $20.76 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Trauma Nursing Course Certifieds earn about $31.98 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Ascension Health compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at $33.38 per hour.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Critical Care; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $30.00 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; less than ten percent of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Electronic Medical Records, Acute Care, and Geriatrics.


Ascension Health's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

22 percent receive paid vacation, and only 8 percent get sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Ascension Health provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a fair number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Ascension Health also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Ascension Health


77 %
23 %
Hourly Rate
$13 - $29
Hourly Rate
$14 - $34

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Ascension Health

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Indianapolis, Indiana
  3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Nashville, Tennessee
  6. Birmingham, Alabama
  7. Jacksonville, Florida

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