Average Salary for The City of Philadelphia Employees

Employees at The City of Philadelphia make $52K per year on average. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

The City of Philadelphia typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Similar companies include:
Philadelphia Police Department
Employer: The City of Philadelphia
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Police Officer (5)
$41,315 - $97,441  
[-]Police Officer (5)
Salary$42,571 - $95,433  
Bonus$156.18 - $8,324  
Total Pay$41,315 - $97,441  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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About This Company

City of Philadelphia

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $48K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $52K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Police Officers, who earn $60K.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Law Enforcement Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $64K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Police Officer Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $64K. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at The City of Philadelphia — these employees make the most at $89K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $78K. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; around one in six of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 45 percent report receiving the former, whereas more than half of workers report receiving the latter. The City of Philadelphia helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a company pension plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a 401(k) plan. At The City of Philadelphia, almost all employees have health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats for The City of Philadelphia


34 %
66 %
$26,596 - $94,333
$40,547 - $68,673
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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