Average Salary for Centene Corporation Employees

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Centene Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the hospital and medical service plans, from Data Analyst to Case Manager. Centene Corporation pays its employees $62K per year on average. At Centene Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Centene Corporation Median Salary by Job


Data Analyst
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Case Manager
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  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 666
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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Hospital and Medical Service Plans, Health care


Centene Corporation pays its employees an average of $65,018 a year. Salaries at Centene Corporation range from an average of $44,577 to $108,746 a year. Centene Corporation employees with the job title Chief Medical Officer (CMO) make the most with an average annual salary of $319,332, while employees with the title Customer Service Representative (CSR) make the least with an average annual salary of $26,491.


Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $96K annually — though Nurse Case Managers, Project Managers, and Data Analysts also do fairly well at $66K, about $61K, and $60K, respectively. Near the bottom at Centene Corporation are Provider Relations Specialists, pulling in an average of just approximately $53K.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $64K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Centene Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $57K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($71K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Austin, Texas (around $67K), Dallas, Texas ($66K), and Atlanta, Ga. (about $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $61K) is Clayton, Mo. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — around $84K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make $81K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ITIL Leader is rewarded with median pay of $80K annually. Employees who have a medical degree make the most here, hauling in $168K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $88K annually. A garden variety skill at Centene Corporation is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in seven of Centene Corporation's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Case Management, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Centene Corporation gives paid vacation to 37 percent and paid sick leave to a quarter of employees. Centene Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a solid majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. At Centene Corporation, most employees have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Centene Corporation


69 %
31 %
$44,500 - $82,043
$48,562 - $91,220

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$46,105 - $74,659
$46,720 - $87,333
$49,501 - $83,704
$45,302 - $70,589

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