Average Salary for City of Detroit Employees

Compensation for City of Detroit employees is around $48K annually on average. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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 $54K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of City of Detroit employees (45 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $50K annually on average.


Fire Marshals earn the highest median pay at approximately $94K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified First Responders earn $59K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $53K per year. The best paid folks at City of Detroit have a Bachelor's Degree, earning about $46K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $60K per year. A common skill in City of Detroit's work force is Accounts Payable; close to a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers do get paid time off for vacation, but only one-half of workers get paid sick time. City of Detroit provides health insurance to most employees, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a company 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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