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Average Salary for Detroit Public Schools Employees

An average Detroit Public Schools employee can expect to make $58K per year. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Detroit Public Schools
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[-]High School Teacher (2)
$31,342 - $75,790  
[-]High School Teacher (2)
Salary$31,484 - $74,428  
Total Pay$31,342 - $75,790  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Years of Experience

Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Detroit Public Schools employees (38 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn approximately $91K annually on average.


High School Teachers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $56K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Secondary Teacher Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $75K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $95K per year. A common skill in Detroit Public Schools' work force is Curriculum Planning; nearly one in three of survey participants report using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage. Detroit Public Schools also dishes out privileges such as life insurance.

Key Stats for Detroit Public Schools


62 %
38 %
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
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