Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $29.13 — though Intensive Care Unit Nurses, Surgical Technologists, and Patient Account Representatives also do fairly well at about $27.25, $19.35, and around $13.50, respectively. On the lower end are Medical Assistants at $11.75.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $18.38. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $17.30 per hour.
Median pay is highest in Detroit (about $20.24 per hour), followed by Dearborn ($18.90), Sterling Heights (approximately $16.71), and Wyandotte ($15.00). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $13.95) is Troy.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn about $28.99, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded at $28.78 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Nursing; Henry Ford Health Systems awards around $35.00 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Intensive Care Unit among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $29.03. Phlebotomy is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; less than ten percent of Henry Ford Health Systems' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Acute Care, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office.
Henry Ford Health Systems' employees are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Henry Ford Health Systems gives paid vacation days to a third of workers and sick leave to 22 percent. Henry Ford Health Systems workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, registered retirement savings plan (rrsp), and tuition reimbursement.