Detroit Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Team Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Detroit, MI

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Dedicated Division As a Dedicated Team, you will carry freight for one customer, and one customer only. Dedicated Team...

    from C.R. England - 4 days ago
  • Clinical Social Worker

    U.S. Air Force - Detroit, MI

    Clinical Social Worker U.S. Air Force Position Summary This isn't your average social work job. As a U.S. Air Force Clinical Social Worker, you'll have the important...

    from U.S. Air Force - 12 hours ago
  • Personal Baseball Coach

    CoachUp - Detroit, MI

    CoachUp, the nation’s leading service for private coaching, is seeking experienced Baseball coaches and athletes to give private Baseball sessions. We have thousands of clients...

    from CoachUp, Inc. - 3 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan

Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the seat of Wayne County. Detroit is a major port city located north of Windsor, Ontario, on the Detroit River, in the Midwest region of the United States. It was founded in 1701 by the Frenchman Antoine de Cadillac. It is known as the world's traditional automotive center "Detroit" is a metonym for the United States automobile industry and an important source of popular music, legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, Motor City and Motown. Other nicknames emerged in the twentieth century, including Rock City, The D, D-Town, Hockeytown, and The 313 . In 2006, Detroit ranked as the United States' eleventh most populous city, with 871,121 residents. At its peak, the city was the 4th largest city in the country, but has steadily declined in population since the 1960's. The name Detroit sometimes refers to the metro Detroit area, a sprawling region with a population of 4,468,966 for the Metropolitan...more

Detroit Economy

Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a manufacturing powerhouse, most notably as home to the Big Three automobile companies, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. The city is an important center for global trade with large international law firms having their offices in both Detroit and Windsor. About 80,000 people work in downtown Detroit. There are hundreds of offices and plants in the automotive support business: parts, electronics, and design suppliers. The domestic auto industry accounts directly and indirectly for one of every ten jobs in the United States. The area is also an important source of engineering job opportunities. A 2004 Border Transportation Partnership study showed that 150,000 jobs in the Windsor-Detroit region and $13 billion in annual production depend on the City of Detroit's international border crossing. With its dependence on the auto industry, the Detroit area is more vulnerable to economic cycles than most large cities. A rise in automated...more

Detroit Careers

Among the most common occupations in Detroit are Service occupations, 21%; Sales and office occupations, 20%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 17%. Approximately 65 percent of workers in Detroit, Michigan work for companies, 11 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Detroit Industries

The leading industries in Detroit, Michigan are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19%; Manufacturing, 13%; and Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 8%. Simply Hired's Detroit job listings indicate that the following industries in Detroit are hiring the most workers:

Detroit Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Detroit, Michigan is $31,427, and the median income of households in Detroit was $28,069.

Average Salaries in Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI


According to our Detroit Trends data, the number of Detroit, Michigan jobs has increased by 36% since September 2013.
Detroit job trends

Detroit Employment Statistics

Population of Detroit
Total population 836,056
Male 46.09%
Female 53.91%
Median age 32.5
Detroit Housing
Owner-occupied homes 54.5%
Median cost of a home $88,300
Median mortgage payment $688
Renter-occupied homes 45.5%
Vacant housing 17.0%
Median monthly rent $675
Average Income
Median for all workers $21,729
Median for all male full-time $33,225
Median for all female full-time $29,629
Household Income
Less than $10,000 21%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18%
High school graduate 34%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 7%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 46%
Currently married 29%
Separated 4%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 13%
White 11%
Black or African American 83%
Asian 1%
Other 4%
Detroit Commute
Carpool 10.0%
Public transportation 7.1%
Average travel time 26 minutes