These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Ann Arbor, MI For 2018

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by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Ann Arbor area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Ann Arbor.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Ann Arbor:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  6. Lawyers
  7. Economists
  8. Sales Engineers
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. General and Operations Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Ann Arbor. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Ann Arbor and Michigan job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Ann Arbor For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 362 job classifications in Ann Arbor in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Ann Arbor

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $184,410 $98,110 1,090
2 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $184,080 $79,820 3,030
3 Dentists, General $181,290 $43,350 110
4 Chief Executives $171,490 $79,780 360
5 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $152,960 $63,210 800
6 Lawyers $142,990 $67,980 630
7 Economists $137,910 $69,830 40
8 Sales Engineers $134,420 $74,160 140
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $134,130 $92,110 570
10 General and Operations Managers $129,700 $53,820 2,670
11 Sales Managers $128,970 $60,560 580
12 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $128,600 $67,460 60
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $125,590 $81,240 760
14 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $120,060 $56,500 170
15 Natural Sciences Managers $117,270 $74,780 200
16 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $116,000 $54,950 150
17 Marketing Managers $112,700 $67,830 360
18 Construction Managers $111,590 $57,700 180
19 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $108,260 $54,410 150
20 Chemical Engineers $107,940 $67,480 50
21 Computer Network Architects $107,000 $61,870 60
22 Financial Managers $106,560 $53,940 600
23 Education Administrators, All Other $104,840 $46,360 30
24 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $104,320 $64,100 210
25 Purchasing Managers $103,920 $60,120 100
26 Pharmacists $102,890 $54,100 570
27 Physician Assistants $101,180 $59,610 350
28 Computer Hardware Engineers $100,830 $65,840 100
29 Art Directors $100,670 $53,000 80
30 Industrial Production Managers $100,090 $64,380 430
31 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,010 $49,570 70
32 Software Developers, Systems Software $98,970 $62,960 1,200
33 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,300 $63,630 1,100
34 Human Resources Managers $96,880 $57,200 150
35 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,680 $40,250 130
36 Nurse Practitioners $96,000 $75,760 350
37 Electrical Engineers $95,740 $65,500 280
38 Computer Systems Analysts $94,520 $57,970 350
39 Mechanical Engineers $93,870 $63,180 1,560
40 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $93,870 $67,250 200
41 Software Developers, Applications $92,450 $54,030 1,680
42 Training and Development Managers $92,260 $41,350 30
43 Internists, General $91,920 $67,220 1,220
44 Materials Scientists $91,870 $46,230 80
45 Computer and Information Research Scientists $90,700 $59,750 180
46 Chemists $89,820 $53,690 390
47 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $89,690 $64,120 60
48 Operations Research Analysts $89,220 $62,620 180
49 Statisticians $88,670 $52,300 130
50 Management Analysts $87,500 $45,030 980
51 Database Administrators $85,760 $56,030 200
52 Environmental Engineers $85,080 $55,870 120
53 Biochemists and Biophysicists $84,790 $50,930 30
54 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $84,690 $34,840 240
55 Personal Financial Advisors $83,930 $42,170 270
56 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $83,360 $45,690 190
57 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $82,940 $35,080 120
58 Logisticians $81,420 $59,080 70
59 Athletes and Sports Competitors $81,380 $33,930 60
60 Therapists, All Other $81,310 $49,770 30
61 Speech-Language Pathologists $80,910 $61,200 160
62 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $80,500 $45,400 40
63 Commercial Pilots $80,310 $43,790 310
64 Civil Engineers $80,070 $55,220 100
65 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $79,960 $52,660 130
66 Computer Occupations, All Other $79,460 $42,470 690
67 Industrial Engineers $79,210 $57,430 980
68 Physical Therapists $78,930 $59,400 420
69 Biomedical Engineers $78,110 $51,990 60
70 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $77,500 $52,410 200
71 Engineers, All Other $77,420 $32,080 240
72 Budget Analysts $76,600 $56,130 60
73 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $74,880 $52,200 70
74 Materials Engineers $74,480 $36,710 40
75 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $74,100 $51,900 270
76 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $73,860 $29,070 1,380
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $72,230 $31,310 310
78 Social and Community Service Managers $72,090 $44,120 180
79 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $71,920 $41,670 140
80 Computer Programmers $71,900 $39,970 560
81 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $71,860 $37,530 30
82 Food Service Managers $71,860 $38,110 220
83 Compliance Officers $71,850 $41,420 210
84 Electricians $71,120 $47,750 620
85 Registered Nurses $70,810 $52,530 8,130
86 Labor Relations Specialists $70,800 $19,160 100
87 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $70,670 $53,490 40
88 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $70,360 $36,480 650
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $70,150 $42,110 610
90 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $69,930 $45,900 230
91 Human Resources Specialists $69,710 $37,120 580
92 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $69,400 $33,330 1,740
93 Social Workers, All Other $68,970 $46,180 100
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $68,230 $27,790 520
95 Accountants and Auditors $68,130 $40,650 1,140
96 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $68,130 $41,680 1,190
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $68,030 $42,360 2,280
98 Commercial and Industrial Designers $67,640 $50,010 360
99 Financial Analysts $67,560 $42,890 250
100 Librarians $67,410 $36,020 300