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Average Salary for City of Dallas Employees

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, City of Dallas offers a range of employment opportunities in the government industry, from Civil Engineer to Senior Program Manager. Compensation for City of Dallas employees tends to be around $48K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at City of Dallas fluctuate depending on your job title; how long you've been working also matters, but to a lesser degree. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

City of Dallas typically pays:
below market

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Employer: City of Dallas
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Civil Engineer (4)
$47,850 - $81,310  
[-]Civil Engineer (4)
Salary$49,320 - $82,341  
Total Pay$47,850 - $81,310  
[+]Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) (3)
$51,001 - $120,875  
[+]Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) (3)
Salary$50,775 - $123,478  
Total Pay$51,001 - $120,875  
[+]Office Assistant (2)
$21,748 - $40,836  
[+]Office Assistant (2)
Total Pay$21,748 - $40,836  
[+]Water Plant Operator (2)
$23,884 - $45,888  
[+]Water Plant Operator (2)
Total Pay$23,884 - $45,888  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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City of Dallas Details

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $49K. Average pay is typically $58K for those with five or more years experience. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the City of Dallas workforce (34 percent) has a tenure of 20 years or more and earns approximately $82K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Program Managers, who earn around $94K, closely trailed by Civil Engineers ($67K), Policy Analysts (about $58K), and Fire Fighters ($43K).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineer s earn around $69K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $52K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) at City of Dallas — these employees make the most at $69K per year.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $85K. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Microstation as well.

Benefits and Perks

Tending toward generosity, City of Dallas provides paid vacation to most workers and sick leave to a majority of workers. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The greater part of workers report having health insurance, and more than half of workers report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours, life insurance, a company cell phone, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats

35 %
65 %
$40,550 - $81,000
$36,807 - $80,464
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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