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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. Though how long you've been working and where you live do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Michigan Department of Corrections. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Michigan Department of Corrections
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Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at $30.83 per hour, followed by Probation Officers (around $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. Overall, the greater share of Michigan Department of Corrections folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $30.25 per hour.


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

Certifications and Degrees

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $31.08 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Michigan Department of Corrections awards $26.16 to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Medicine / Surgery; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $31.08 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Michigan Department of Corrections is Case Management; about a fourth of employees use it for work.


At Michigan Department of Corrections, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, a large number of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A solid majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance.

Key Stats for Michigan Department of Corrections


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$16 - $31
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

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