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Average Salary for The City of Philadelphia Employees

Compensation for The City of Philadelphia employees tends to be around $52K annually. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took 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
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Police Officer (5)
$41,864 - $97,039  
[-]Police Officer (5)
Salary$43,094 - $95,625  
Bonus$161.94 - $8,674  
Total Pay$41,864 - $97,039  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 approximately $48K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (29 percent) have worked in their field for five to nine years and now make around $52K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Police Officers; median pay is the highest at $60K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $64K for Law Enforcement Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Police Officer Certification is rewarded at $64K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; The City of Philadelphia awards about $89K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Financial Analysis among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $78K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; nearly one-sixth consider it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers report receiving paid vacation days, but only 45 percent are paid for sick leave. 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. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and almost all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats

34 %
66 %
$26,596 - $94,333
$40,547 - $68,673
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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