Bringing in the most money are Registered Nurses — their earnings average $29.78 per hour. Emergency Room Registered Nurses are a close second at around $28.98 along with Unit Secretaries ($14.14) and Dialysis Technicians (approximately $13.48). Certified Nurse Assistants make an average $11.12, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $18.01 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $19.04 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.45 per hour) can be spotted in Dearborn, Mich.; Detroit, Mich. ($20.45), Troy, Mich. (around $18.50), and Wyandotte, Mich. (approximately $18.16) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is West Bloomfield, Mich. at about $14.02.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks (approximately $30.84 per hour) than those without credentials. Henry Ford Health Systems compensates Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Nursing-holders the most at $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 $28.98 per hour. Electronic Medical Records is a popular skill among Henry Ford Health Systems workers, with close to one-eighth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Patient Education were also reported by many survey participants.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Henry Ford Health Systems can sometimes lack paid time off; 45 percent get paid vacation days, and a sixth of employees receive paid sick leave. Henry Ford Health Systems helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans 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. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).