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Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

City of Detroit employees typically bring home $49K per year. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

City of Detroit typically pays:
below market

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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 (2)
$29,044 - $53,016  
[-]Sewage Plant Operator (2)
Total Pay$29,044 - $53,016  
[+]Human Resources Analyst (2)
$34,780 - $67,402  
[+]Human Resources Analyst (2)
Total Pay$34,780 - $67,402  
[+]Senior Teller (2)
$24,986 - $37,143  
[+]Senior Teller (2)
Salary$24,556 - $37,001  
Total Pay$24,986 - $37,143  
[+]Chemist (2)
$39,629 - $79,512  
[+]Chemist (2)
Total Pay$39,629 - $79,512  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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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: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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City of Detroit Details

Detroit, Michigan

Education, K-12 Schools

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $65K. By and large, the biggest segment of City of Detroit's workforce (59 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home $47K annually.


Senior Tellers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $30K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified First Responder s have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $59K. Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $53K per year. Regarding salaries and education, City of Detroit pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — approximately $48K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $70K. A garden variety skill at City of Detroit is Network Management / Administration; one-seventh of City of Detroit's people use it regularly. Windows Operating System General Use, Cash Handling, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation is a standard perk for more than half of workers, and a majority of workers get sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a company pension plan. A solid majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for the greater part of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a defined benefit retirement plan, a subsidized cell phone, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and life insurance.

Key Stats

41 %
59 %
$30,510 - $61,042
$37,232 - $73,768
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
$40,000 - $73,383

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