Average Salary for DTE Energy Co Employees

Based in Detroit, Mich.,electric services player DTE Energy Co offers many employment opportunities, including Principal Mechanical Engineer and Network Engineer positions. An average DTE Energy Co employee can expect to make $85K annually. How long you've been working influences pay for DTE Energy Co workers the most, followed by your city and your job title. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Detroit, Michigan 48226

Electric Services

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $62K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $85K annually. Overall, the greater share of DTE Energy Co folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $99K per year.


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Detroit, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $85K annually; other top-paying cities include Monroe, Mich. ($83K) and Ann Arbor, Mich. (approximately $65K).


The highest paychecks go to Principal Mechanical Engineers, who earn an average $91K per year, closely trailed by Chief Strategists (approximately $88K), Network Engineers ($74K), and Nuclear Engineers ($73K).

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $120K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $86K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at DTE Energy Co — these employees make the most at about $99K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $100K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Forecasting.

Benefits and Perks

Only 44 percent at DTE Energy Co enjoy paid vacation time, and just 31 percent can take sick leave. A large number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of employees, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for DTE Energy Co


32 %
68 %
$38,074 - $75,663
$59,898 - $102,789
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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