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

Chris Kolmar
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 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:

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Surgeons
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  8. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  9. Internists, General
  10. Dentists, General

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:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Detroit For 2018

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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Detroit

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $224,800 $160,820 120
2 Chief Executives $203,090 $92,330 1,330
3 Surgeons $191,360 $44,560 230
4 Pediatricians, General $190,190 $49,620 320
5 Nurse Anesthetists $181,820 $166,390 650
6 Family and General Practitioners $164,890 $46,290 830
7 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $158,940 $45,020 210
8 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $158,690 $47,640 4,390
9 Internists, General $156,790 $45,270 590
10 Dentists, General $151,550 $69,010 490
11 Marketing Managers $148,500 $63,200 920
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $142,170 $83,820 2,020
13 Sales Managers $137,240 $74,090 2,090
14 Compensation and Benefits Managers $135,640 $57,330 100
15 Physicists $134,130 $72,550 60
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $131,670 $82,160 1,780
17 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $129,130 $65,970 290
18 Industrial Production Managers $125,740 $78,220 2,000
19 Purchasing Managers $125,710 $61,520 570
20 Financial Managers $121,730 $59,940 2,550
21 General and Operations Managers $119,560 $50,590 10,310
22 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $117,280 $74,440 110
23 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $115,850 $78,150 3,160
24 Human Resources Managers $113,440 $62,710 940
25 Pharmacists $113,160 $93,910 1,680
26 Optometrists $113,120 $30,020 100
27 Medical and Health Services Managers $112,410 $60,650 1,660
28 Computer Network Architects $111,150 $76,800 740
29 Training and Development Managers $106,000 $62,800 90
30 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $104,340 $68,810 270
31 Managers, All Other $104,240 $60,120 2,410
32 Transportation Inspectors $103,520 $76,300 160
33 Computer and Information Research Scientists $102,590 $67,620 60
34 Chemical Engineers $102,080 $72,330 70
35 Personal Financial Advisors $101,480 $40,710 710
36 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $99,370 $65,320 730
37 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $97,360 $57,130 660
38 Construction Managers $96,330 $66,520 700
39 Physician Assistants $95,870 $63,810 400
40 Computer Systems Analysts $95,430 $62,760 3,850
41 Electrical Engineers $95,220 $64,590 2,630
42 Engineers, All Other $94,230 $63,010 2,210
43 Software Developers, Applications $94,210 $56,340 3,480
44 Mechanical Engineers $94,050 $64,410 12,270
45 Environmental Engineers $93,710 $56,900 560
46 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $93,650 $59,150 980
47 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $93,380 $44,000 460
48 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $92,060 $55,700 110
49 Nurse Practitioners $91,890 $60,790 690
50 Industrial Engineers $91,820 $64,540 5,380
51 Management Analysts $91,820 $53,110 3,510
52 Financial Examiners $91,810 $48,880 70
53 Actuaries $91,430 $56,550 40
54 Sales Engineers $91,390 $52,490 340
55 Veterinarians $90,690 $63,740 300
56 Database Administrators $90,040 $50,950 550
57 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $89,630 $65,850 590
58 Operations Research Analysts $89,390 $59,760 510
59 Podiatrists $88,970 $40,590 100
60 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $88,190 $68,050 40
61 Financial Analysts $87,900 $53,430 1,920
62 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $87,400 $46,010 2,750
63 Financial Specialists, All Other $87,340 $41,430 1,280
64 Budget Analysts $86,760 $59,420 350
65 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $86,730 $61,910 230
66 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $85,890 $50,210 1,030
67 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,750 $43,980 170
68 Information Security Analysts $85,320 $49,260 640
69 Software Developers, Systems Software $84,670 $51,570 3,130
70 Commercial and Industrial Designers $84,640 $58,900 1,490
71 Physical Therapists $84,630 $59,850 1,250
72 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $84,150 $50,280 50
73 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $83,770 $30,260 120
74 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,210 $44,920 160
75 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,950 $42,910 130
76 Education Administrators, All Other $81,640 $41,090 100
77 Computer Hardware Engineers $81,210 $39,470 210
78 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $80,810 $39,700 430
79 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $80,550 $47,990 240
80 Administrative Services Managers $80,490 $42,920 1,000
81 Computer Programmers $79,840 $42,410 730
82 Materials Engineers $78,710 $53,450 220
83 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $78,540 $44,530 100
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $78,190 $46,080 1,850
85 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,740 $40,970 1,470
86 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,370 $43,140 400
87 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $77,260 $44,530 350
88 Compliance Officers $76,340 $50,320 1,770
89 Commercial Pilots $75,690 $35,990 340
90 Occupational Therapists $75,620 $53,720 870
91 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $75,540 $33,740 550
92 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $75,430 $44,370 110
93 Real Estate Brokers $75,160 $31,210 80
94 Civil Engineers $75,110 $46,380 1,150
95 Chemists $74,730 $41,650 420
96 Chiropractors $74,470 $51,570 120
97 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $74,160 $41,270 2,730
98 Radiation Therapists $74,090 $54,510 120
99 Lodging Managers $73,780 $29,920 110
100 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $73,210 $37,400 310
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