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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 Detroit 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Detroit.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Detroit:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in Detroit. 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 Detroit and Michigan job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 514 job classifications in Detroit 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 29, 2019.
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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|6||Family and General Practitioners||$164,890|
|7||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$158,940|
|8||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$158,690|
|12||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$142,170|
|14||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$135,640|
|16||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$131,670|
|17||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$129,130|
|18||Industrial Production Managers||$125,740|
|21||General and Operations Managers||$119,560|
|22||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$117,280|
|23||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$115,850|
|24||Human Resources Managers||$113,440|
|27||Medical and Health Services Managers||$112,410|
|28||Computer Network Architects||$111,150|
|29||Training and Development Managers||$106,000|
|30||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$104,340|
|31||Managers, All Other||$104,240|
|33||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$102,590|
|35||Personal Financial Advisors||$101,480|
|36||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$99,370|
|37||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$97,360|
|40||Computer Systems Analysts||$95,430|
|42||Engineers, All Other||$94,230|
|43||Software Developers, Applications||$94,210|
|46||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$93,650|
|47||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,380|
|48||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$92,060|
|57||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$89,630|
|58||Operations Research Analysts||$89,390|
|60||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,190|
|62||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$87,400|
|63||Financial Specialists, All Other||$87,340|
|65||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,730|
|66||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$85,890|
|67||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,750|
|68||Information Security Analysts||$85,320|
|69||Software Developers, Systems Software||$84,670|
|70||Commercial and Industrial Designers||$84,640|
|72||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,150|
|73||Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,770|
|74||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,210|
|75||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,950|
|76||Education Administrators, All Other||$81,640|
|77||Computer Hardware Engineers||$81,210|
|78||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$80,810|
|79||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$80,550|
|80||Administrative Services Managers||$80,490|
|83||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$78,540|
|84||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$78,190|
|85||Computer Occupations, All Other||$77,740|
|86||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,370|
|87||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$77,260|
|91||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,540|
|92||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,430|
|93||Real Estate Brokers||$75,160|
|97||Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products||$74,160|
|100||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$73,210|
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