Earning about $91K per year on average, Principal Mechanical Engineers receive the most money, followed by Chief Strategists ($88K), Network Engineers ($74K), and Electrical Engineers ($58K). Earning only around $45K on average, Executive Assistants make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $63K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $84K per year on average. The largest slice of the DTE Energy Co workforce (33 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, around $100K annually.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Detroit, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $87K per year; other top-paying cities include Monroe, Mich. ($83K) and Ann Arbor, Mich. ($65K).
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $120K annually. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $88K per year. The best paid folks at DTE Energy Co have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME), earning $99K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $130K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Budget Management, Microsoft Office, and Forecasting round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at DTE Energy Co can sometimes lack paid time off; half of employees get paid vacation days, and one in three employees receive paid sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, DTE Energy Co provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most respondents participate. At DTE Energy Co, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. DTE Energy Co employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.