Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $29.78 per hour; Emergency Room Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $28.98, while Patient Care Technicians and Unit Secretaries rank near the top as well (about $15.23 and $14.14, respectively). Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only $11.12 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $18.71 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Henry Ford Health Systems workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $17.59 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $21.45 per hour) can be spotted in Dearborn, Mich.; Detroit, Mich. (around $20.33), Wyandotte, Mich. ($18.16), and Sterling Heights, Mich. ($16.71) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in West Bloomfield, Mich.; in fact, at $14.02 it is one of the worst-paid cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($30.84 per hour) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Henry Ford Health Systems have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Nursing, earning about $33.25 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Acute Care in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $28.98 per hour. A garden variety skill at Henry Ford Health Systems is Electronic Medical Records; nearly one in eight of Henry Ford Health Systems' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Patient Education.
Henry Ford Health Systems' 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
45 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in six workers get sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For a large number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).