Average Salary for City of Dallas Employees

Dallas, Texas-based City of Dallas hires for positions ranging from Civil Engineer to Senior Program Manager in the government sector. The median income for City of Dallas employees is $48K per year. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for City of Dallas workers, followed by your experience level. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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City of Dallas typically pays:
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Employer: City of Dallas
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Civil Engineer (4)
$47,854 - $81,326  
[-]Civil Engineer (4)
Salary$49,295 - $81,559  
Total Pay$47,854 - $81,326  
[+]Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) (3)
$50,845 - $123,155  
[+]Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) (3)
Salary$51,460 - $124,904  
Total Pay$50,845 - $123,155  
[+]Policy Analyst (2)
$41,570 - $78,347  
[+]Policy Analyst (2)
Salary$42,874 - $80,695  
Total Pay$41,570 - $78,347  
[+]Water Plant Operator (2)
$24,222 - $46,861  
[+]Water Plant Operator (2)
Total Pay$24,222 - $46,861  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Dallas, Texas 


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Years of Experience

Average pay is typically $58K for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $49K. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home approximately $82K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Program Managers — their earnings average $94K. Civil Engineers are a close second at $67K along with Policy Analysts (around $58K) and Fire Fighters ($43K).

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $69K. Acquiring certification to be a Engineer in Training is rewarded at around $52K per year. City of Dallas workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are also well compensated, earning $69K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Financial Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $85K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; more than a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Microstation.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation is a standard perk for a fair portion of workers, and more than half of workers get sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the greater part of workers, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. City of Dallas also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats for City of Dallas


35 %
65 %
$40,550 - $81,000
$36,807 - $80,464
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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