The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Detroit, MI For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Detroit

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 Cardiologists are the highest paid people in Detroit.

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

  1. Cardiologists
  2. Physicians, Pathologists
  3. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
  4. Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  8. Family Medicine Physicians
  9. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 12 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 640 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, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Detroit

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Cardiologists $346,540 $122,140 210
2 Physicians, Pathologists $339,890 $194,990 60
3 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $336,400 $62,770 140
4 Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $321,050 $170,260 190
5 Psychiatrists $277,670 $134,170 150
6 Chief Executives $277,490 $107,120 1,400
7 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $262,730 $64,270 150
8 Family Medicine Physicians $240,430 $129,360 540
9 General Internal Medicine Physicians $217,380 $102,120 1,100
10 Nurse Anesthetists $216,570 $195,550 940
11 Pediatricians, General $198,860 $135,440 320
12 Dentists, General $185,850 $30,420 1,540
13 Physicians, All Other $152,450 $60,050 6,620
14 Natural Sciences Managers $150,430 $81,630 560
15 Physicists $148,850 $63,450 150
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $145,230 $95,420 6,690
17 Architectural and Engineering Managers $144,290 $100,350 7,290
18 Sales Managers $141,850 $65,870 6,310
19 Financial Managers $141,720 $78,890 8,990
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers $141,300 $78,270 160
21 Purchasing Managers $134,130 $79,650 1,370
22 Marketing Managers $132,950 $63,990 2,750
23 Public Relations Managers $131,750 $77,040 480
24 Human Resources Managers $127,260 $77,040 2,320
25 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $125,630 $64,530 130
26 Optometrists $124,540 $99,880 470
27 Lawyers $123,730 $62,820 9,890
28 General and Operations Managers $122,370 $47,570 35,330
29 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $121,330 $75,570 150
30 Podiatrists $121,170 $65,760 220
31 Personal Financial Advisors $119,020 $47,570 2,710
32 Industrial Production Managers $118,530 $65,190 6,290
33 Computer Hardware Engineers $118,430 $63,110 670
34 Database Architects $117,990 $78,230 390
35 Pharmacists $117,970 $48,240 4,940
36 Computer and Information Research Scientists $116,960 $79,870 90
37 Veterinarians $115,570 $61,760 1,010
38 Managers, All Other $115,420 $52,470 4,050
39 Physician Assistants $114,170 $82,090 1,730
40 Nurse Midwives $113,830 $99,340 50
41 Chemical Engineers $113,780 $60,900 540
42 Medical Dosimetrists $113,660 $79,980 60
43 Training and Development Managers $113,440 $65,990 240
44 Computer Network Architects $112,640 $60,160 1,720
45 Medical and Health Services Managers $112,370 $60,010 5,650
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $111,530 $50,190 2,300
47 Construction Managers $110,960 $62,770 2,680
48 Fundraising Managers $110,720 $63,880 230
49 Economists $110,560 $63,270 140
50 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $109,570 $61,060 100
51 Administrative Services Managers $109,530 $59,200 2,290
52 Nurse Practitioners $109,250 $96,040 2,500
53 Sales Engineers $109,130 $63,220 890
54 Advertising and Promotions Managers $109,030 $47,970 320
55 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $108,970 $64,280 420
56 Computer Systems Analysts $107,870 $65,310 9,660
57 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,510 $77,750 2,740
58 Biological Scientists, All Other $106,790 $50,850 220
59 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $105,930 $51,090 1,050
60 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $105,190 $63,630 60
61 Chemists $103,720 $60,260 1,460
62 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $103,530 $48,200 570
63 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $103,310 $29,810 380
64 Environmental Engineers $102,750 $60,900 770
65 Financial Risk Specialists $101,260 $61,080 600
66 Software Developers $101,120 $62,960 21,740
67 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $100,750 $64,560 2,920
68 Electrical Engineers $100,670 $62,650 5,870
69 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $100,430 $51,000 1,460
70 Statisticians $100,240 $61,690 240
71 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,980 $60,010 2,850
72 Engineers, All Other $99,530 $60,900 7,340
73 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $98,970 $64,610 1,150
74 Microbiologists $97,390 $60,820 80
75 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $97,220 $60,890 110
76 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,980 $48,410 170
77 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $96,040 $50,080 510
78 Commercial Pilots $95,770 $36,360 440
79 Loan Officers $95,670 $30,950 10,120
80 Project Management Specialists $95,260 $52,750 11,560
81 Actuaries $95,010 $63,040 180
82 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $94,920 $77,680 1,150
83 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $94,920 $61,420 140
84 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $94,850 $58,660 130
85 Mechanical Engineers $94,720 $61,470 21,920
86 Art Directors $94,270 $49,330 570
87 Information Security Analysts $93,860 $47,570 1,400
88 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $93,230 $41,730 30
89 Management Analysts $93,050 $49,970 7,940
90 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $92,670 $60,690 170
91 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $92,000 $63,310 420
92 Industrial Engineers $91,390 $61,480 14,610
93 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $91,290 $49,830 50
94 Facilities Managers $91,180 $50,140 1,540
95 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,530 $64,030 90
96 Data Scientists $90,260 $50,520 1,620
97 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,920 $48,670 410
98 Materials Scientists $89,590 $61,670 100
99 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $89,210 $49,760 40
100 Financial Examiners $89,170 $48,630 250

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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