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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Michigan

What professions have the highest employment in Michigan? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Michigan. We note that the total employment in Michigan is 4,073,730. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 141,610 people (3.48 percent of the total employment in Michigan). The second most common job is the office clerk, general profession which employs 114,870 people (2.82 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Michigan is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Michigan

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
4,073,730
100.00% $34,740
2 Retail Salespersons
141,610
3.48% $20,470
3 Office Clerks, General
114,870
2.82% $28,930
4 Team Assemblers
101,800
2.50% $30,670
5 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
98,220
2.41% $18,110
6 Cashiers
93,900
2.31% $19,010
7 Registered Nurses
90,340
2.22% $65,460
8 Customer Service Representatives
82,540
2.03% $30,050
9 Waiters and Waitresses
74,860
1.84% $18,250
10 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
65,630
1.61% $25,620
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
63,510
1.56% $23,100
12 General and Operations Managers
59,390
1.46% $90,830
13 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
55,050
1.35% $22,000
14 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
53,060
1.30% $52,910
15 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
50,030
1.23% $37,540
16 Nursing Assistants
48,800
1.20% $27,420
17 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
48,610
1.19% $32,980
18 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
40,370
0.99% $34,220
19 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
39,970
0.98% $35,970
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
39,220
0.96% $64,320
21 Mechanical Engineers
38,700
0.95% $88,740
22 Teacher Assistants
38,360
0.94% $24,940
23 Home Health Aides
36,910
0.91% $20,530
24 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
35,950
0.88% $36,450
25 Restaurant Cooks
34,780
0.85% $20,650
26 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
32,900
0.81% $47,070
27 Receptionists and Information Clerks
30,350
0.75% $26,200
28 Other Business Operations Specialists
27,360
0.67% $60,150
29 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
27,220
0.67% $28,430
30 Accountants and Auditors
26,750
0.66% $61,710
31 Machinists
26,550
0.65% $38,250
32 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
26,120
0.64% $31,560
33 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
26,040
0.64% $27,510
34 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
25,920
0.64% $23,410
35 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
25,490
0.63% $56,370
36 Personal Care Aides
24,760
0.61% $20,070
37 Security Guards
23,960
0.59% $23,600
38 Packers and Packagers
23,570
0.58% $20,050
39 Medical Assistants
22,730
0.56% $28,530
40 Food Preparation Workers
22,610
0.56% $20,770
41 Construction Laborers
22,460
0.55% $35,130
42 Industrial Engineers
22,390
0.55% $78,950
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
20,990
0.52% $21,230
44 Helpers--Production Workers
20,930
0.51% $24,080
45 Computer User Support Specialists
20,820
0.51% $44,910
46 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
19,650
0.48% $35,330
47 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
19,200
0.47% $62,490
48 Other Sales Representatives
19,130
0.47% $46,840
49 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18,720
0.46% $30,650
50 Bartenders
17,640
0.43% $18,380
51 Electricians
17,610
0.43% $58,390
52 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
16,780
0.41% $30,430
53 Childcare Workers
16,480
0.40% $19,640
54 Tellers
16,360
0.40% $24,400
55 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
15,770
0.39% $63,540
56 Carpenters
15,420
0.38% $42,090
57 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
15,050
0.37% $57,700
58 Fast Food Cooks
15,010
0.37% $18,160
59 Applications Software Developers
14,960
0.37% $78,500
60 Lawyers
14,810
0.36% $95,500
61 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
14,670
0.36% $44,240
62 Billing and Posting Clerks
14,520
0.36% $34,240
63 Dishwashers
14,480
0.36% $18,200
64 Management Analysts
14,220
0.35% $76,410
65 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
13,750
0.34% $48,730
66 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
13,620
0.33% $24,630
67 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
13,540
0.33% $31,610
68 Computer Systems Analysts
13,530
0.33% $79,990
69 Medical Secretaries
13,040
0.32% $30,930
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
13,030
0.32% $59,480
71 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
12,870
0.32% $48,780
72 Unknown
12,870
0.32% $49,280
73 Financial Managers
12,760
0.31% $99,330
74 Insurance Sales Agents
12,660
0.31% $44,940
75 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
12,370
0.30% $34,700
76 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
12,260
0.30% $45,520
77 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
12,260
0.30% $60,800
78 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
12,230
0.30% $27,420
79 Human Resources Specialists
12,230
0.30% $54,300
80 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
12,210
0.30% $18,440
81 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
12,170
0.30% $25,900
82 Counter and Rental Clerks
12,100
0.30% $21,480
83 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
12,030
0.30% $20,600
84 Systems Software Developers
12,010
0.29% $87,280
85 Medical and Health Services Managers
11,770
0.29% $85,490
86 Tool and Die Makers
11,750
0.29% $50,800
87 Postal Service Mail Carriers
11,640
0.29% $57,200
88 Other Physicians and Surgeons
11,520
0.28% $179,230
89 Driver/Sales Workers
11,430
0.28% $20,690
90 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
11,290
0.28% $55,890
91 Pharmacy Technicians
11,150
0.27% $28,760
92 Industrial Production Managers
10,770
0.26% $98,590
93 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
10,750
0.26% $25,660
94 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
10,720
0.26% $30,970
95 Recreation Workers
10,630
0.26% $20,820
96 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
10,460
0.26% $18,120
97 Sales Managers
10,360
0.25% $106,820
98 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
10,300
0.25% $58,670
99 Architectural and Engineering Managers
10,280
0.25% $116,470
100 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
10,240
0.25% $57,840
101 Correctional Officers and Jailers
9,760
0.24% $53,740
102 Other Production Workers
9,730
0.24% $31,120
103 Chief Executives
9,610
0.24% $155,790
104 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
9,570
0.23% $70,150
105 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
9,480
0.23% $18,640
106 Dental Hygienists
9,420
0.23% $60,540
107 All Other Managers
9,270
0.23% $90,720
108 Dental Assistants
9,160
0.22% $34,150
109 Social and Human Service Assistants
9,120
0.22% $25,610
110 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
8,920
0.22% $19,500
111 Pharmacists
8,860
0.22% $115,010
112 Other Postsecondary Teachers
8,740
0.21% $67,590
113 Engineers, All Other
8,690
0.21% $89,740
114 Computer and Information Systems Managers
8,600
0.21% $103,390
115 Electrical Engineers
8,580
0.21% $84,790
116 Loan Officers
8,560
0.21% $51,490
117 Physical Therapists
8,310
0.20% $79,630
118 Bill and Account Collectors
8,290
0.20% $35,450
119 Coaches and Scouts
7,970
0.20% $27,060
120 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
7,830
0.19% $74,390
121 Graduate Teaching Assistants
7,790
0.19% $40,830
122 Parts Salespersons
7,770
0.19% $29,980
123 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
7,670
0.19% $46,160
124 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
7,550
0.19% $36,240
125 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
7,520
0.18% $37,670
126 Other Computer Occupations
7,110
0.17% $70,350
127 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
7,030
0.17% $27,520
128 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
7,020
0.17% $51,760
129 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
7,020
0.17% $18,320
130 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
6,920
0.17% $44,640
131 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
6,820
0.17% $66,660
132 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
6,740
0.17% $57,000
133 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
6,700
0.16% $91,620
134 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
6,620
0.16% $30,220
135 Cost Estimators
6,600
0.16% $57,110
136 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
6,590
0.16% $21,360
137 Radiologic Technologists
6,590
0.16% $52,440
138 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
6,450
0.16% $19,400
139 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
6,360
0.16% $41,420
140 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
6,310
0.15% $32,960
141 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
6,070
0.15% $45,440
142 Other Financial Specialists
6,050
0.15% $66,570
143 Financial Analysts
5,920
0.15% $72,510
144 Healthcare Social Workers
5,890
0.14% $51,080
145 Food Service Managers
5,870
0.14% $45,210
146 Computer Programmers
5,840
0.14% $72,700
147 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
5,840
0.14% $57,060
148 Civil Engineers
5,820
0.14% $69,420
149 Logisticians
5,800
0.14% $78,860
150 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
5,680
0.14% $30,340
151 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
5,670
0.14% $30,910
152 Legal Secretaries
5,640
0.14% $45,710
153 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
5,630
0.14% $111,280
154 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
5,620
0.14% $50,380
155 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
5,590
0.14% $20,650
156 Personal Financial Advisors
5,540
0.14% $62,790
157 Graphic Designers
5,510
0.14% $43,210
158 Administrative Services Managers
5,500
0.14% $74,240
159 General Internists
5,490
0.13% $88,800
160 Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
5,480
0.13% $29,900
161 Short Order Cooks
5,420
0.13% $18,800
162 Firefighters
5,410
0.13% $43,740
163 Training and Development Specialists
5,410
0.13% $52,050
164 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5,340
0.13% $45,830
165 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
5,320
0.13% $32,450
166 Computer Network Support Specialists
5,250
0.13% $54,920
167 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
5,170
0.13% $48,600
168 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
5,110
0.13% $35,200
169 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
5,090
0.12% $42,920
170 Bakers
5,040
0.12% $23,930
171 Public Relations Specialists
4,990
0.12% $53,610
172 Industrial Engineering Technicians
4,930
0.12% $48,180
173 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
4,920
0.12% $34,990
174 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
4,880
0.12% $19,510
175 Compliance Officers
4,880
0.12% $67,700
176 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
4,840
0.12% $35,160
177 Commercial and Industrial Designers
4,840
0.12% $75,840
178 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
4,820
0.12% $33,690
179 Data Entry Keyers
4,770
0.12% $27,910
180 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
4,720
0.12% $56,000
181 Property, Real Estate Managers
4,690
0.12% $45,240
182 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
4,620
0.11% $43,870
183 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
4,620
0.11% $38,970
184 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
4,570
0.11% $56,360
185 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
4,560
0.11% $52,450
186 Advertising Sales Agents
4,530
0.11% $41,050
187 Occupational Therapists
4,470
0.11% $68,610
188 Printing Press Operators
4,460
0.11% $33,590
189 Library Assistants, Clerical
4,430
0.11% $20,210
190 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
4,430
0.11% $43,870
191 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
4,400
0.11% $30,310
192 Postsecondary Education Administrators
4,370
0.11% $93,050
193 Telemarketers
4,350
0.11% $22,850
194 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
4,340
0.11% $33,460
195 Family and General Practitioners
4,330
0.11% $179,380
196 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
4,220
0.10% $32,220
197 Mechanical Drafters
4,200
0.10% $49,060
198 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
4,190
0.10% $23,060
199 Order Clerks
4,170
0.10% $33,660
200 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
4,160
0.10% $45,130

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