Average Hourly Rate for Michigan Department of Corrections Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $46.24), people who work for Michigan Department of Corrections earn a median wage of $31.04 per hour. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Michigan Department of Corrections workers, followed by how long you've been working. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $31.02 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Michigan Department of Corrections people (57 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $31.40 per hour on average.


Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $31.05 per hour — though Probation Officers also do fairly well at about $28.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $31.60 per hour.


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. Case Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for the vast majority of respondents.

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Key Stats for Michigan Department of Corrections


43 %
57 %
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Hourly Rate
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5-9 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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