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.