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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $189,950. The second highest paying job is obstetricians and gynecologists (average salary $186,670). The salary and the employment information in Michigan is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Michigan

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$189,950
2,120
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$186,670
680
3 Family and General Practitioners
$184,680
4,860
4 Psychiatrists
$183,920
590
5 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$181,380
16,370
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$178,120
90
7 General Dentists
$173,770
4,060
8 Orthodontists
$170,170
80
9 Chief Executives
$167,450
3,990
10 General Pediatricians
$148,500
730
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$126,070
10,680
12 Sales Managers
$125,740
9,770
13 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$124,090
80
14 Marketing Managers
$122,480
4,540
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$121,710
9,350
16 Pharmacists
$120,500
9,420
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$117,070
2,740
18 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$115,250
5,310
19 Environmental Science Teachers
$112,010
260
20 Industrial Production Managers
$111,340
11,140
21 Financial Managers
$111,060
14,790
22 Optometrists
$109,540
1,440
23 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$109,300
240
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$108,600
300
25 Purchasing Managers
$108,580
2,480
26 Training and Development Managers
$106,170
690
27 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$104,290
270
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$103,860
1,360
29 Physician Assistants
$103,860
4,780
30 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$103,630
260
31 Air Traffic Controllers
$103,430
370
32 Computer Network Architects
$102,620
3,270
33 Petroleum Engineers
$102,620
120
34 General and Operations Managers
$102,230
55,480
35 Nurse Midwives
$101,600
170
36 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$101,270
420
37 Human Resources Managers
$101,060
3,860
38 Podiatrists
$100,600
350
39 Nurse Practitioners
$99,460
3,970
40 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$99,330
200
41 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$99,000
1,550
42 General Internists
$97,560
4,860
43 Nuclear Engineers
$97,300
480
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$97,270
2,850
45 Other Psychologists
$97,240
180
46 Sales Engineers
$96,890
2,300
47 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$96,820
2,090
48 Lawyers
$96,020
15,100
49 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$95,490
5,410
50 Medical and Health Services Managers
$94,930
10,940
51 Administrative Services Managers
$94,260
6,650
52 All Other Managers
$94,080
6,950
53 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$93,840
270
54 Chemical Engineers
$93,740
820
55 Materials Scientists
$93,340
300
56 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$92,900
410
57 Information Security Analysts
$92,180
1,550
58 Natural Sciences Managers
$92,010
1,360
59 Other Physical Scientists
$91,970
1,550
60 Broadcast News Analysts
$91,840
70
61 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$91,370
6,480
62 Engineers, All Other
$91,340
7,350
63 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$90,790
40
64 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$90,210
200
65 Aerospace Engineers
$89,660
950
66 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$89,170
40
67 Construction Managers
$89,100
4,210
68 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$88,800
400
69 Funeral Service Managers
$88,690
320
70 Computer Hardware Engineers
$88,530
1,590
71 Mechanical Engineers
$88,340
44,680
72 Environmental Engineers
$88,120
1,410
73 Applications Software Developers
$87,880
25,940
74 Systems Software Developers
$87,810
11,090
75 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$87,780
870
76 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$87,370
780
77 Physical Therapists
$87,150
8,250
78 Industrial Engineers
$87,000
28,460
79 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$86,870
140
80 Physicists
$86,580
580
81 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$86,350
700
82 Electrical Engineers
$86,120
10,280
83 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$85,840
150
84 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$85,440
1,550
85 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$85,240
470
86 Transportation Inspectors
$85,020
360
87 Mathematicians
$84,900
60
88 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$84,700
360
89 Database Administrators
$84,420
2,760
90 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$84,030
1,030
91 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$83,840
430
92 Operations Research Analysts
$83,510
1,710
93 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$83,370
600
94 Nuclear Technicians
$82,880
140
95 Computer Systems Analysts
$82,680
17,260
96 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$82,370
830
97 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$82,340
250
98 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$80,880
3,590
99 Gaming Managers
$80,530
270
100 Materials Engineers
$80,520
1,210
101 Power Plant Operators
$80,130
1,720
102 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$80,020
2,020
103 Mining and Geological Engineers
$79,970
90
104 Veterinarians
$79,620
2,050
105 Statisticians
$79,420
580
106 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$79,190
1,550
107 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$79,080
450
108 Economists
$78,710
270
109 Logisticians
$78,450
8,000
110 Management Analysts
$78,250
16,640
111 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$78,250
5,690
112 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$78,210
8,520
113 Hydrologists
$77,970
90
114 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$77,890
150
115 Actuaries
$77,300
550
116 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$77,160
4,260
117 Financial Analysts
$76,740
6,220
118 Budget Analysts
$76,420
740
119 Personal Financial Advisors
$76,300
4,460
120 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$76,230
9,510
121 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$76,220
2,290
122 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$76,190
280
123 Civil Engineers
$76,090
8,230
124 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$75,720
260
125 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$75,310
550
126 Speech-Language Pathologists
$75,260
3,400
127 Occupational Therapists
$75,160
4,780
128 Political Scientists
$74,880
50
129 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$74,820
160
130 Art Directors
$74,790
1,240
131 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$74,690
8,250
132 Radiation Therapists
$74,560
470
133 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$73,360
640
134 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,180
360
135 Other Computer Occupations
$72,780
9,780
136 Biomedical Engineers
$72,420
300
137 Gas Plant Operators
$72,420
1,290
138 Other Biological Scientists
$72,250
390
139 Postsecondary History Teachers
$72,010
500
140 Pile-Driver Operators
$71,980
0
141 Financial Examiners
$71,900
600
142 All Other Special Education Teachers
$71,800
1,600
143 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$71,770
2,320
144 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$70,970
7,100
145 Computer Programmers
$70,950
3,630
146 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$70,850
1,150
147 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,850
2,000
148 Chemists
$70,680
2,950
149 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$70,570
480
150 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$70,450
2,290
151 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$70,180
370
152 Social and Community Service Managers
$70,040
4,590
153 Audiologists
$69,750
440
154 Forensic Science Technicians
$69,680
330
155 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$69,530
730
156 Sociologists
$69,500
70
157 Compliance Officers
$69,190
5,610
158 Millwrights
$68,890
2,830
159 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,740
670
160 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$68,560
50
161 Boilermakers
$68,540
210
162 Epidemiologists
$68,410
190
163 Registered Nurses
$68,370
94,090
164 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$67,970
600
165 Commercial Pilots
$67,770
1,120
166 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$67,710
280
167 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$67,660
80
168 Solar Photovoltaic Installers
$67,440
0
169 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$67,020
940
170 Emergency Management Directors
$66,960
140
171 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$66,790
1,170
172 Conservation Scientists
$66,370
340
173 Labor Relations Specialists
$66,290
3,890
174 Other Social Workers
$66,240
770
175 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$66,140
590
176 Genetic Counselors
$66,130
50
177 Accountants and Auditors
$66,110
32,300
178 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$66,010
80
179 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$65,980
1,230
180 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$65,860
1,070
181 Locomotive Engineers
$65,580
410
182 Wood Patternmakers
$65,570
80
183 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$65,510
250
184 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$65,460
70
185 Landscape Architects
$65,340
380
186 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$65,100
2,340
187 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$65,080
6,120
188 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$65,080
12,250
189 Other Education Administrators
$64,990
630
190 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$64,960
1,870
191 Riggers
$64,930
260
192 Other Business Operations Specialists
$64,840
30,440
193 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$64,800
13,010
194 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$64,710
30
195 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$64,690
470
196 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$64,670
350
197 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$64,460
11,710
198 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$64,460
420
199 Technical Writers
$64,210
1,280
200 Avionics Technicians
$64,140
240

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