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Average Salary for The City of Philadelphia Employees

An average The City of Philadelphia employee can expect to make $56K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for The City of Philadelphia workers, followed by your job title. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Police Officer (5)
$43,330 - $94,443  
[-]Police Officer (5)
Salary$43,850 - $93,440  
Total Pay$43,330 - $94,443  
[+]Research Analyst (4)
$40,218 - $76,527  
[+]Research Analyst (4)
Salary$43,040 - $74,703  
Total Pay$40,218 - $76,527  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $54K annually. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $52K per year.


Police Officers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $66K annually; Research Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $59K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Law Enforcement Certifications earn $64K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Police Officer Certification is rewarded with median pay of $61K per year. Employees who have a law degree make the most here, hauling in $56K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Oral / Verbal Communication; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $61K per year. Data Analysis is regularly seen around here; roughly one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Research Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, The City of Philadelphia does compensate the larger part of survey participants for vacation days, but only about two in five survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. The City of Philadelphia workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a company pension plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The City of Philadelphia provides health insurance to nearly all respondents, and nearly all workers do receive dental coverage. The City of Philadelphia folks also make good use of a defined benefit retirement plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats for The City of Philadelphia


28 %
72 %
$34,228 - $75,000
$39,785 - $78,013
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
United States (change)

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