Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

The average employee at City of Detroit takes home $49K annually. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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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 (3)
$28,506 - $54,078  
[-]Sewage Plant Operator (3)
Total Pay$28,506 - $54,078  
[+]Human Resources Analyst (2)
$34,596 - $68,513  
[+]Human Resources Analyst (2)
Total Pay$34,596 - $68,513  
[+]Senior Teller (2)
$25,349 - $36,754  
[+]Senior Teller (2)
Salary$24,136 - $37,609  
Total Pay$25,349 - $36,754  
[+]Chemist (2)
$39,349 - $84,244  
[+]Chemist (2)
Total Pay$39,349 - $84,244  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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About This Company

Detroit, Michigan 

Education, K-12 Schools

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $65K. Overall, the greater share of City of Detroit folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $47K per year.


Senior Tellers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $30K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $59K for Certified First Responders; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded at $53K annually. City of Detroit provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $48K per year.


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 $70K. Folks here also tend to know Network Management / Administration; on the survey, nearly one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Windows Operating System General Use, Cash Handling, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

The company rewards a majority of workers with paid vacation time and more than half of workers with paid sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a defined benefit retirement plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of workers, and for a strong majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are a defined benefit retirement plan, a company cell phone, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and life insurance.

Key Stats for City of Detroit


45 %
55 %
$30,510 - $61,042
$37,232 - $73,768
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
$40,000 - $73,383

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