Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

An average City of Detroit employee can expect to make $51K annually. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: City of Detroit
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Detroit, Michigan 

Education, K-12 Schools

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $60K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $52K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants; median pay is the highest at approximately $44K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Comptia A+ Service Technicians, who make about $63K annually. City of Detroit provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $55K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $81K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Office; one-third deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Project Management, Customer Service, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

The company allows a majority of employees to take paid time off for vacation, but only 36 percent get paid sick leave. A fair number of respondents report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. City of Detroit folks also make good use of a company cell phone, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for City of Detroit


63 %
37 %
$32,061 - $58,697
$50,979 - $94,821

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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