Average Salary for The City of Philadelphia Employees

An average The City of Philadelphia employee can expect to make $49K annually. Your job title influences pay for The City of Philadelphia workers the most, followed by how long you've been working. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $43K per year. The largest slice of the The City of Philadelphia workforce (28 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $42K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average $65K per year. IT Business Analysts are a close second at $62K along with Fire Fighters (around $61K) and HVAC Mechanics ($45K). Certified Rehabilitation Counselors at The City of Philadelphia do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $36K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers receive bigger paychecks ($58K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Technician is rewarded with median pay of $45K per year. The City of Philadelphia compensates Master of Public Health (MPH)-holders the most at $64K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $61K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the The City of Philadelphia workforce; around one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Case Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at The City of Philadelphia; the company rewards only 22 percent with paid vacation time and only 31 percent with sick leave. Slightly less than a fifth of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and almost all survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are flexible hours, pension, life insurance, and public employees pension plan (pepp).

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Key Stats for The City of Philadelphia


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$29,590 - $57,500
$37,561 - $62,381

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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