Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $85K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $61K annually. The largest slice of the DTE Energy Co workforce (32 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, around $99K per year.
Principal Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at $91K annually, followed by Chief Strategists (about $88K), Network Engineers ($74K), and Nuclear Engineers ($73K). Electrical Engineers make an average about $58K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Detroit, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $85K per year; other top-paying cities include Monroe, Mich. ($83K) and Ann Arbor, Mich. (approximately $64K).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $120K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified Professional Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $86K per year on average. DTE Energy Co compensates Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME)-holders the most at $99K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $122K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Forecasting.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at DTE Energy Co can sometimes lack paid time off; two in five respondents get paid vacation days, and 29 percent receive paid sick leave. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.