Senior Electrical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $91K per year — though Operations Supervisors, Mechanical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also do fairly well at around $91K, $86K, and $79K, respectively. Earning only about $41K on average, Policy Analysts make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $66K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of DTE Energy Co employees (29 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $82K per year on average.
Residents of Monroe, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $100K annually; other top-paying cities include Newport, Mich. (about $87K) and the company's headquarter city of Detroit, Mich. ($77K). By state, California offers the highest pay at approximately $95K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $97K annually. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $88K on average. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at DTE Energy Co — these employees make the most at approximately $97K per year.
When it comes to skills, Environmental Compliance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $110K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at DTE Energy Co can sometimes lack paid time off; a third of respondents get paid vacation days, and a quarter of survey participants receive paid sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; DTE Energy Co sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.