These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lansing, 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 Lansing 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 Lansing.

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

  1. Family and General Practitioners
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Optometrists
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Industrial Production Managers

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lansing For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 373 job classifications in Lansing 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 Lansing

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Family and General Practitioners $200,680 $102,620 160
2 Chief Executives $162,160 $83,680 400
3 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $149,610 $61,380 520
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $148,890 $44,690 360
5 Dentists, General $139,730 $56,620 150
6 Optometrists $124,710 $55,320 80
7 Pharmacists $119,020 $102,240 280
8 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $115,150 $68,960 80
9 Financial Managers $110,010 $65,380 660
10 Industrial Production Managers $109,870 $64,530 230
11 Political Scientists $108,120 $45,020 40
12 Marketing Managers $107,430 $64,250 120
13 Medical and Health Services Managers $106,840 $64,140 670
14 Natural Sciences Managers $106,060 $73,120 70
15 General and Operations Managers $104,330 $45,050 3,530
16 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $104,020 $55,120 70
17 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $103,880 $77,510 130
18 Managers, All Other $102,260 $55,310 380
19 Physician Assistants $101,840 $78,660 160
20 Veterinarians $101,420 $83,250 90
21 Human Resources Managers $100,400 $59,620 170
22 Personal Financial Advisors $99,960 $28,190 190
23 Sales Managers $99,850 $52,690 290
24 Computer and Information Systems Managers $99,470 $82,340 1,250
25 Purchasing Managers $98,070 $44,940 70
26 Lawyers $97,970 $37,380 870
27 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $97,780 $67,640 80
28 Architectural and Engineering Managers $97,450 $82,420 230
29 Computer Network Architects $97,400 $67,420 150
30 Nurse Practitioners $97,060 $64,410 130
31 Database Administrators $91,170 $46,180 110
32 Software Developers, Systems Software $88,640 $64,620 360
33 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $86,800 $62,880 330
34 Administrative Services Managers $83,250 $42,090 290
35 Construction Managers $81,620 $61,420 190
36 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $81,010 $60,520 120
37 Computer Programmers $80,080 $44,600 350
38 Actuaries $79,330 $53,210 40
39 Environmental Engineers $78,770 $67,910 160
40 Engineers, All Other $78,460 $45,090 90
41 Information Security Analysts $75,960 $54,450 110
42 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $75,750 $47,120 180
43 Industrial Engineers $75,730 $44,090 490
44 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $75,700 $55,400 100
45 Electrical Engineers $75,260 $55,780 130
46 Public Relations Specialists $75,040 $34,430 670
47 Web Developers $74,320 $38,250 150
48 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $73,810 $55,280 70
49 Software Developers, Applications $73,670 $54,570 1,440
50 Physical Therapists $73,650 $48,260 340
51 Civil Engineers $73,550 $53,870 540
52 Physicists $73,480 $38,810 180
53 Financial Specialists, All Other $71,660 $50,240 890
54 Biological Scientists, All Other $71,490 $41,700 40
55 Statisticians $71,410 $47,180 70
56 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $70,700 $54,500 40
57 Management Analysts $70,370 $47,880 880
58 Computer Systems Analysts $70,250 $46,480 690
59 Financial Analysts $70,090 $51,470 390
60 Conservation Scientists $69,810 $40,020 90
61 Landscape Architects $69,810 $52,880 70
62 Mechanical Engineers $69,520 $48,290 410
63 Economists $69,500 $41,490 80
64 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $69,440 $44,020 430
65 Occupational Therapists $69,190 $51,480 240
66 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $69,180 $26,150 250
67 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $69,170 $45,690 140
68 Dietetic Technicians $69,060 $29,940 90
69 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $68,980 $22,270 240
70 Labor Relations Specialists $68,970 $19,560 260
71 Urban and Regional Planners $68,860 $48,420 160
72 Accountants and Auditors $68,820 $43,390 1,810
73 Instructional Coordinators $68,400 $41,390 490
74 Cost Estimators $68,200 $42,570 270
75 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $67,350 $51,900 60
76 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $67,070 $43,880 420
77 Power Plant Operators $66,970 $51,730 90
78 Epidemiologists $66,820 $48,380 50
79 Budget Analysts $66,190 $59,350 960
80 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $66,190 $54,860 40
81 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $64,710 $27,890 350
82 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $64,650 $40,240 220
83 Operations Research Analysts $64,550 $44,270 60
84 Logisticians $64,510 $38,830 180
85 Social and Community Service Managers $64,500 $34,910 220
86 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $64,440 $37,170 40
87 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $64,360 $22,000 170
88 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $64,350 $38,580 520
89 Dental Hygienists $64,210 $52,470 670
90 Speech-Language Pathologists $64,180 $42,750 170
91 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $64,080 $44,470 520
92 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $64,050 $44,650 110
93 Insurance Underwriters $63,630 $42,090 290
94 Technical Writers $63,370 $37,470 50
95 Fundraisers $63,200 $29,240 270
96 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $63,060 $36,050 50
97 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $62,980 $42,300 110
98 Compliance Officers $62,840 $37,810 300
99 Dietitians and Nutritionists $62,680 $47,350 70
100 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $62,420 $32,150 1,350