Michigan doubles bonus to $10K for state-employed dentists
Civil Service Commission voted to add another $5,000 hiring bonus for newly hired dentists
Michigan officials have agreed to double hiring bonuses for dentists who choose to work in state hospitals and prisons in an effort to lure them into a practice that overwhelmingly pays less than the private sector.
The Civil Service Commission voted Wednesday to add another $5,000 hiring bonus for newly hired dentists who complete a year-long probationary period, bringing the total bonus to $10,000.
The Lansing State Journal reports that the positions pay between $38 and $60 hourly. As of Tuesday, the state government jobs website shows that most of the 15 available dentist positions in Michigan are in state prisons.
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