Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

The median salary at City of Detroit is $48K per year. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Detroit, Michigan 

Education, K-12 Schools

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $54K annually. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $50K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Fire Marshals — their earnings average around $94K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified First Responders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $59K per year. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $53K on average. City of Detroit compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $46K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $60K per year. A garden variety skill at City of Detroit is Accounts Payable; nearly one in five of City of Detroit's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, one-half of employees report receiving the former, whereas a majority of employees report receiving the latter. City of Detroit provides health insurance to most workers, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and company car / automobile.

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Key Stats for City of Detroit


52 %
48 %
$33,858 - $64,756
$40,724 - $68,784
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.

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