These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo 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 Family And General Practitioners are the highest paid people in Kalamazoo.

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

  1. Family and General Practitioners
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  7. Sales Managers
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Pharmacists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Kalamazoo. 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 Kalamazoo and Michigan job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Kalamazoo For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 346 job classifications in Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Family and General Practitioners $204,930 $109,180 60
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $185,480 $53,700 520
3 Chief Executives $164,980 $81,500 260
4 Nurse Anesthetists $159,280 $136,950 90
5 Dentists, General $154,990 $59,070 110
6 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $123,220 $54,680 240
7 Sales Managers $119,410 $51,960 240
8 Personal Financial Advisors $118,990 $49,100 280
9 Financial Managers $118,710 $62,770 410
10 Pharmacists $115,890 $96,320 300
11 Lawyers $114,380 $52,820 320
12 Marketing Managers $112,910 $57,580 90
13 Industrial Production Managers $111,390 $68,620 330
14 Optometrists $111,130 $84,350 80
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $110,960 $82,550 160
16 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,510 $63,530 280
17 General and Operations Managers $106,470 $38,030 1,810
18 Physician Assistants $104,940 $82,200 150
19 Statisticians $104,830 $44,460 60
20 Computer and Information Systems Managers $100,540 $66,490 190
21 Medical and Health Services Managers $97,940 $55,230 320
22 Human Resources Managers $96,170 $55,580 130
23 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $93,410 $35,110 120
24 Purchasing Managers $92,140 $54,330 80
25 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $87,870 $73,290 30
26 Computer Network Architects $87,190 $50,360 40
27 Construction Managers $85,990 $59,020 130
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $85,770 $53,220 60
29 Nurse Practitioners $85,570 $46,850 90
30 Electrical Engineers $83,970 $55,770 70
31 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,680 $35,770 30
32 History Teachers, Postsecondary $83,640 $37,730 50
33 Chemists $83,140 $38,990 250
34 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $82,430 $19,050 210
35 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $81,200 $37,220 40
36 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $80,730 $43,680 220
37 Loan Officers $80,700 $32,450 250
38 Physical Therapists $80,010 $54,530 220
39 Logisticians $79,970 $51,280 80
40 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $79,280 $48,970 50
41 Mechanical Engineers $79,220 $50,020 630
42 Management Analysts $79,040 $42,580 310
43 Software Developers, Systems Software $78,710 $53,830 120
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $78,660 $42,160 50
45 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $78,420 $53,230 40
46 Food Scientists and Technologists $77,110 $51,750 60
47 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $77,080 $53,620 60
48 Industrial Engineers $76,800 $53,190 300
49 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,140 $34,460 110
50 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $75,850 $35,360 40
51 Administrative Services Managers $75,310 $37,060 210
52 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $74,780 $39,820 90
53 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $74,770 $34,980 70
54 Managers, All Other $74,710 $42,510 300
55 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $74,610 $34,200 30
56 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $74,440 $36,070 160
57 Environmental Engineers $74,160 $54,620 30
58 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $73,590 $54,430 150
59 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $73,200 $41,870 300
60 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $73,150 $33,300 80
61 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $73,000 $34,460 60
62 Veterinarians $72,410 $40,010 90
63 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $71,780 $59,730 50
64 Software Developers, Applications $71,440 $39,350 260
65 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $71,120 $34,050 40
66 Civil Engineers $70,980 $41,920 120
67 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $70,780 $34,500 50
68 Sales Engineers $70,580 $51,780 40
69 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $70,520 $36,550 180
70 Instructional Coordinators $70,150 $40,360 170
71 Financial Analysts $69,020 $41,500 90
72 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $69,020 $34,330 130
73 Social and Community Service Managers $68,700 $38,340 160
74 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $68,020 $47,660 50
75 Computer Programmers $67,990 $38,310 90
76 Occupational Therapists $67,810 $48,610 180
77 Credit Analysts $67,450 $41,490 50
78 Speech-Language Pathologists $67,010 $36,530 110
79 Computer Systems Analysts $66,680 $45,260 340
80 Painters, Transportation Equipment $65,700 $32,080 40
81 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $65,680 $38,730 80
82 Registered Nurses $65,520 $48,020 3,510
83 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $64,430 $41,740 390
84 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $64,160 $42,350 340
85 Commercial and Industrial Designers $63,920 $43,500 70
86 Engineers, All Other $63,630 $40,860 40
87 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $63,060 $39,090 800
88 Cost Estimators $62,710 $37,390 310
89 Producers and Directors $62,670 $30,700 30
90 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $62,340 $43,650 220
91 Technical Writers $62,290 $37,480 40
92 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $61,620 $28,530 710
93 Dental Hygienists $60,260 $51,210 330
94 Accountants and Auditors $60,130 $36,060 730
95 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $60,080 $36,560 110
96 Computer Occupations, All Other $60,030 $34,530 120
97 Dietitians and Nutritionists $59,900 $43,710 70
98 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $59,550 $38,420 200
99 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $59,360 $32,220 860
100 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $59,300 $47,440 100