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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Michigan

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Michigan (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Michigan are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Michigan is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $179,380. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $179,230). The salary and the employment information in Michigan is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Michigan

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$179,380
4,330
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$179,230
11,520
3 General Pediatricians
$176,240
780
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$173,240
1,780
5 Psychiatrists
$162,500
570
6 Chief Executives
$155,790
9,610
7 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$152,270
260
8 General Dentists
$147,460
3,680
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$116,470
10,280
10 Pharmacists
$115,010
8,860
11 Marketing Managers
$111,930
3,600
12 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$111,410
240
13 Other Specialists Dentists
$111,280
240
14 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$111,280
5,630
15 Petroleum Engineers
$110,940
140
16 Podiatrists
$109,990
410
17 Air Traffic Controllers
$109,320
370
18 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$108,700
250
19 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$108,180
770
20 Sales Managers
$106,820
10,360
21 Environmental Science Teachers
$106,610
180
22 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$103,390
8,600
23 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$101,540
1,040
24 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$100,940
350
25 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$100,460
240
26 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$99,510
350
27 Financial Managers
$99,330
12,760
28 Computer Network Architects
$98,900
2,100
29 Industrial Production Managers
$98,590
10,770
30 Nuclear Engineers
$98,100
510
31 Optometrists
$97,790
1,070
32 Nurse Midwives
$97,460
120
33 Physicists
$97,110
350
34 Lawyers
$95,500
14,810
35 Natural Sciences Managers
$95,400
990
36 Computer Hardware Engineers
$94,770
1,010
37 Physician Assistants
$94,470
3,660
38 Purchasing Managers
$94,360
3,000
39 Transportation Inspectors
$93,980
310
40 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$93,490
150
41 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$93,050
4,370
42 Actuaries
$91,970
370
43 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$91,830
1,160
44 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$91,620
6,700
45 Nurse Practitioners
$91,260
2,780
46 Veterinarians
$90,920
1,900
47 General and Operations Managers
$90,830
59,390
48 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$90,790
40
49 All Other Managers
$90,720
9,270
50 Engineers, All Other
$89,740
8,690
51 Human Resources Managers
$88,860
3,750
52 General Internists
$88,800
5,490
53 Mechanical Engineers
$88,740
38,700
54 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$88,350
620
55 Other Psychologists
$88,120
340
56 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,030
120
57 Training and Development Managers
$87,790
540
58 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$87,340
2,010
59 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$87,330
190
60 Systems Software Developers
$87,280
12,010
61 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$86,240
120
62 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$85,940
130
63 Medical and Health Services Managers
$85,490
11,770
64 Electrical Engineers
$84,790
8,580
65 Chemical Engineers
$84,660
640
66 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$84,430
460
67 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$84,260
370
68 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$83,350
300
69 Postsecondary History Teachers
$83,350
530
70 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$82,900
130
71 Environmental Engineers
$82,860
1,600
72 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$82,760
780
73 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$82,710
3,360
74 Sales Engineers
$82,690
2,340
75 Construction Managers
$82,610
3,830
76 Operations Research Analysts
$82,130
1,900
77 Hydrologists
$81,690
70
78 Aerospace Engineers
$81,600
0
79 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$81,350
2,380
80 Statisticians
$81,100
490
81 Information Security Analysts
$80,910
1,840
82 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$80,720
470
83 Computer Systems Analysts
$79,990
13,530
84 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$79,890
280
85 Database Administrators
$79,790
2,710
86 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,640
1,820
87 Physical Therapists
$79,630
8,310
88 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$79,110
480
89 Industrial Engineers
$78,950
22,390
90 Materials Scientists
$78,910
200
91 Logisticians
$78,860
5,800
92 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$78,770
810
93 Chemists
$78,530
3,330
94 Applications Software Developers
$78,500
14,960
95 Mathematicians
$78,110
50
96 Nuclear Technicians
$77,760
170
97 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$77,240
470
98 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$76,960
320
99 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$76,880
1,350
100 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$76,460
90
101 Management Analysts
$76,410
14,220
102 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$75,840
4,840
103 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$75,570
450
104 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$74,550
410
105 Materials Engineers
$74,540
1,460
106 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$74,510
2,910
107 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$74,390
7,830
108 Administrative Services Managers
$74,240
5,500
109 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$74,000
120
110 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,420
550
111 Biomedical Engineers
$73,270
300
112 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$73,070
590
113 Budget Analysts
$73,020
1,880
114 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,960
920
115 Computer Programmers
$72,700
5,840
116 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$72,640
520
117 Financial Analysts
$72,510
5,920
118 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,270
1,720
119 Other Biological Scientists
$72,130
280
120 Speech-Language Pathologists
$71,930
3,150
121 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$71,470
1,580
122 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,400
1,330
123 Commercial Pilots
$71,040
1,240
124 Gaming Managers
$70,930
180
125 Funeral Service Managers
$70,640
260
126 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$70,380
4,010
127 Other Computer Occupations
$70,350
7,110
128 Other Education Administrators
$70,160
570
129 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$70,150
9,570
130 Radiation Therapists
$69,910
480
131 Gas Plant Operators
$69,530
860
132 Economists
$69,420
210
133 Civil Engineers
$69,420
5,820
134 Instructional Coordinators
$68,920
3,430
135 Occupational Therapists
$68,610
4,470
136 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$68,470
380
137 Audiologists
$68,460
450
138 Sociologists
$68,460
70
139 Power Plant Operators
$68,400
1,970
140 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$68,340
2,570
141 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$68,110
1,190
142 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$67,850
410
143 Financial Examiners
$67,800
570
144 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$67,750
2,710
145 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$67,720
650
146 Compliance Officers
$67,700
4,880
147 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$67,590
8,740
148 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$67,460
450
149 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$67,400
240
150 Epidemiologists
$67,370
110
151 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$66,860
880
152 Emergency Management Directors
$66,800
180
153 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$66,790
2,290
154 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$66,770
2,590
155 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$66,660
6,820
156 Other Financial Specialists
$66,570
6,050
157 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,420
720
158 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$66,370
390
159 Foresters
$65,730
230
160 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$65,550
710
161 Registered Nurses
$65,460
90,340
162 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$65,050
1,180
163 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$65,040
1,890
164 Millwrights
$64,810
2,930
165 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$64,740
50
166 Agricultural Inspectors
$64,380
180
167 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$64,320
39,220
168 Art Directors
$63,950
980
169 Conservation Scientists
$63,710
370
170 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$63,670
1,770
171 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$63,540
15,770
172 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$63,300
1,350
173 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$63,250
150
174 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$62,920
0
175 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$62,900
1,610
176 Personal Financial Advisors
$62,790
5,540
177 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$62,770
0
178 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$62,490
19,200
179 Forensic Science Technicians
$62,390
190
180 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$62,290
290
181 Chiropractors
$62,290
1,330
182 Technical Writers
$61,910
990
183 Accountants and Auditors
$61,710
26,750
184 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$61,420
430
185 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$61,110
1,040
186 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$61,110
430
187 Historians
$60,890
40
188 Other Physical Scientists
$60,880
1,750
189 Political Scientists
$60,840
60
190 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,800
12,260
191 Dental Hygienists
$60,540
9,420
192 Social and Community Service Managers
$60,490
3,490
193 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$60,420
200
194 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$60,390
230
195 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$60,370
60
196 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$60,350
1,260
197 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
$60,260
1,050
198 Other Business Operations Specialists
$60,150
27,360
199 Producers and Directors
$60,140
1,660
200 Urban and Regional Planners
$60,070
710

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