We combed through the data to identify the profession in Michigan that will get you rich.
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 Michigan. 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Michigan.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Michigan:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Wolverine State. 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 Michigan job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 696 job classifications in Michigan 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 data on March 30, 2018.
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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|5||Family And General Practitioners||$191,260|
|9||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$187,320|
|10||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$184,240|
|11||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$183,760|
|12||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$161,740|
|14||Broadcast News Analysts||$140,140|
|17||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$131,540|
|18||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$129,520|
|19||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$128,910|
|21||General And Operations Managers||$123,180|
|22||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$121,650|
|24||Industrial Production Managers||$117,070|
|25||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$115,880|
|26||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$115,810|
|27||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$115,180|
|30||Personal Financial Advisors||$114,210|
|32||Human Resources Managers||$113,650|
|33||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$113,160|
|34||Medical And Health Services Managers||$112,970|
|36||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,620|
|38||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,070|
|39||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,280|
|40||Natural Sciences Managers||$107,900|
|41||Training And Development Managers||$107,670|
|44||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,200|
|45||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$104,880|
|46||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$104,540|
|51||Computer Network Architects||$99,980|
|52||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$99,930|
|53||Managers, All Other||$99,450|
|54||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$99,130|
|55||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,440|
|57||Administrative Services Managers||$97,910|
|60||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,700|
|62||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,160|
|63||Information Security Analysts||$94,140|
|64||Engineers, All Other||$92,670|
|65||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$92,060|
|67||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,860|
|68||Software Developers, Applications||$91,430|
|69||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$91,120|
|73||Software Developers, Systems Software||$89,630|
|75||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$89,500|
|77||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,020|
|78||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$88,890|
|79||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,820|
|80||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,570|
|82||Funeral Service Managers||$88,400|
|85||Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes||$87,890|
|86||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,790|
|87||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$87,260|
|88||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$87,090|
|89||Operations Research Analysts||$85,490|
|90||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$85,420|
|92||Computer Systems Analysts||$84,820|
|93||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$84,340|
|95||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$84,190|
|96||Psychologists, All Other||$83,930|
|100||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$82,570|
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