Employee Salaries 61% open

Detroit, MI

What data is expected?

Annual salary information including base pay and overtime pay for all active, permanent employees. Employee salary data show the public how individual staff positions are compensated, and help taxpayers hold city staff accountable for the work the are paid to do. Transparent publication of this dataset can also identify and disincentivize corrupt hiring or compensation in government.

Note that some cities may list only directors and high-level employee salaries. This will not fulfill the requirement for Employee Salaries data for Census purposes. (More info)

  • Employee full name
  • Department
  • Position title
  • Base salary or wages
  • Overtime

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No It is unclear, there is no clear statement of there anywhere.
Available in bulk Yes It is from Detroit's website, but not from the independent Michigan Government Salaries Database.
Up-to-date No
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, RDF, XML
findable 2
findable_steps I first searched for salaries on the Detroit open data portal. I only found Mayoral Appointees's salaries, so after this I googled Detroit employee salary database and found a news article that directed me to the independently created Michigan Government Salaries Database.
Collected by government Yes The City only publishes salaries of Mayoral Appointees, but some independent organizations publish a statewide data-base of government employees across the state of Michigan.
usability 3
collector_name Mayor's Office And Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
characteristics Employee full name, Department, Position title, Base salary or wages
location https://data.detroitmi.gov/Government/Mayoral-Appointee - City of Detroit Mayoral Salaries , href="https://www.mackinac.org/salaries?report=education&sort=&filter=detroit" https://www.mackinac.org/salaries?report=education&sort">rel="nofollow">https://www.mackinac.org/salaries?report=education&sort - Michigan Government Salaries Database
Overall I don't think Detroit earns a strong rating because its just high-level Mayoral Appointees salary, but it helps that independent groups have created a state-wide employees database.

Meta data

Data location   https://data.detroitmi.gov/Government/Mayoral-Appointee - City of Detroit Mayoral Salaries
   https://www.mackinac.org/salaries?report=education&sort - Michigan Government Salaries Database
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, RDF, XML
Reviewer   Nada Zohdy
Submitters   Nada Zohdy
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:26:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)