What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

The average employee at City of Detroit takes home $49K annually. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More

How This Employer Pays

City of Detroit typically pays:
below market

We couldn't find any similar companies in our data. Do you work at a similar company?

Employer: City of Detroit
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.
[-]Sewage Plant Operator (3)
$28,922 - $53,619  
[-]Sewage Plant Operator (3)
Total Pay$28,922 - $53,619  
[+]Chemist (2)
$39,419 - $83,959  
[+]Chemist (2)
Total Pay$39,419 - $83,959  
[+]Senior Teller (2)
$25,290 - $36,714  
[+]Senior Teller (2)
Salary$24,354 - $36,972  
Total Pay$25,290 - $36,714  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

About This Company

Detroit, Michigan 

Education, K-12 Schools

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $54K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of City of Detroit employees (52 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $48K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Tellers who bring in close to $30K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified First Responders, who make $59K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $53K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at City of Detroit — these employees make the most at $48K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Windows Operating System General Use among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $70K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the City of Detroit workforce; one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Cash Handling, and Accounts Payable.

Benefits and Perks

Regarding time off, City of Detroit leans toward the generous side, giving paid vacation to a majority of employees and paid sick leave to just over a half of workers. City of Detroit helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a company pension plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. City of Detroit also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a company cell phone, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats for City of Detroit


47 %
53 %
$31,129 - $58,958
$37,232 - $71,216
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
$42,500 - $67,500
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.