Principal Mechanical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $91K per year; Chief Strategists, Network Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $88K, approximately $74K, and $58K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at DTE Energy Co are Executive Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches about $45K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $84K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $62K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $99K annually on average.
Residents of Monroe, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $85K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Detroit, Mich. ($85K) and Ann Arbor, Mich. (around $64K).
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. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $86K on average. At DTE Energy Co, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) receive the highest salaries at $99K.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $130K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; close to one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Budget Management.
Benefits and Perks
45 percent have paid vacation, and only about 31 percent can take paid time off for illness. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Most workers can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.