Average Salary for Detroit Public Schools Employees

The average employee at Detroit Public Schools takes home $55K annually. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $76K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Elementary School Principals; median pay is the highest at $100K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $100K per year for Educational Leadership Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Teacher Certification is rewarded with median pay of about $83K annually. Detroit Public Schools workers who hold a Master of Education (MEd) are also well compensated, earning approximately $100K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $100K per year. A garden variety skill at Detroit Public Schools is Curriculum Planning; half of Detroit Public Schools' people use it regularly.

Benefits and Perks

For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include life insurance, pension, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Detroit Public Schools


80 %
20 %
$55,000 - $96,058
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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