Average Salary for The City of Philadelphia Employees

An average The City of Philadelphia employee can expect to make $52K per year. At The City of Philadelphia, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level factors into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at The City of Philadelphia for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $43K per year on average.


Earning $65K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Fire Fighters (approximately $61K), Research Analysts ($60K), and Police Officers (about $59K). Earning only $42K on average, Social Workers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Police Officer Certifications receive bigger paychecks (about $59K per year) than those without credentials. Licensed Lawyers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $58K annually. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at The City of Philadelphia come out on top, and their salaries approach $64K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $76K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, nearly one-eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Service as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and almost all employees get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for The City of Philadelphia


39 %
61 %
$29,361 - $64,622
$39,025 - $65,003

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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