Average Hourly Rate for Michigan Department of Corrections Employees

Michigan Department of Corrections laborers see wages hovering around $29.82 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $45.13. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Michigan Department of Corrections workers, followed by your experience level and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Michigan Department of Corrections
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (4)
$23.09 - $42.10  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (4)
Hourly Rate$23.09 - $42.10  
[+]Probation Officer (2)
$15.29 - $34.59  
[+]Probation Officer (2)
Hourly Rate$15.29 - $34.59  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $30.83 per hour — though Probation Officers also do fairly well at approximately $27.38 per hour.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $27.00 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Michigan Department of Corrections workforce (54 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, about $30.25 per hour.


Residents of Jackson, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $30.60 per hour; other top-paying cities include Flint, Mich. ($30.51) and Detroit, Mich. (about $29.97).

Certifications and Degrees

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks (approximately $31.08 per hour) than those without credentials. Michigan Department of Corrections compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at around $26.16 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Medicine / Surgery; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $31.08 per hour. Case Management is a popular skill among Michigan Department of Corrections workers, with one-fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Michigan Department of Corrections' employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Michigan Department of Corrections sponsors a 401(k) program, and most respondents use this option to save for their retirement. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance.

Key Stats for Michigan Department of Corrections


8 %
92 %
Hourly Rate
Data Not Available
Hourly Rate
$16 - $31
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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