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Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

The average employee at City of Detroit takes home $49K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

City of Detroit typically pays:
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Employer: City of Detroit
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About This Company

Detroit, Michigan 

Education, K-12 Schools

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $54K annually. Overall, the greater share of City of Detroit folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $48K per year.


Earning about $30K annually on average, Senior Tellers receive the most money.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified First Responders earn $59K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $53K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; City of Detroit awards $48K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Network Management / Administration in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $70K per year. A relatively widespread skill at City of Detroit is Microsoft Office; roughly a fourth of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Benefits & Compensation.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of survey participants enjoy paid vacation, and for slightly more than half of workers, paid sick leave is also a given. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, life insurance, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats for City of Detroit


48 %
52 %
$31,129 - $58,958
$42,500 - $72,414
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
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