The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Michigan For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Michigan

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 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers are the highest paid people in Michigan.

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

  1. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  7. Family Medicine Physicians
  8. Orthodontists
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Michigan For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 692 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Michigan

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $238,270 $101,000 3,050
2 Anesthesiologists $234,970 $60,540 990
3 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $228,660 $56,470 1,670
4 Chief Executives $219,870 $79,350 2,640
5 Dentists, General $216,310 $90,890 3,720
6 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $210,210 $53,210 160
7 Family Medicine Physicians $207,330 $94,540 3,270
8 Orthodontists $202,930 $101,140 70
9 Psychiatrists $199,170 $62,780 700
10 Nurse Anesthetists $194,640 $153,150 2,330
11 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $183,400 $51,140 930
12 General Internal Medicine Physicians $171,210 $51,790 2,290
13 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $168,190 $52,750 15,810
14 Podiatrists $144,200 $54,170 440
15 Sales Managers $140,030 $68,540 9,440
16 Funeral Home Managers $137,840 $54,240 210
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $135,460 $92,300 11,410
18 Marketing Managers $134,500 $71,950 4,510
19 Advertising And Promotions Managers $131,120 $60,530 500
20 Computer And Information Systems Managers $129,880 $78,110 10,220
21 Financial Managers $129,380 $68,310 15,040
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $128,460 $81,090 340
23 Optometrists $125,550 $70,360 1,370
24 Purchasing Managers $122,560 $73,530 2,060
25 Pharmacists $121,110 $95,320 8,650
26 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $121,070 $63,920 1,420
27 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $119,350 $57,730 5,180
28 Natural Sciences Managers $118,600 $71,670 1,630
29 General And Operations Managers $118,440 $41,690 65,180
30 Human Resources Managers $118,290 $67,220 3,850
31 Industrial Production Managers $118,260 $69,370 12,820
32 Lawyers $116,310 $56,340 14,320
33 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $116,050 $83,400 370
34 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,960 $45,490 310
35 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,240 $55,290 1,500
36 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $113,070 $41,150 240
37 Physicists $112,730 $54,290 530
38 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $112,270 $36,840 450
39 Physician Assistants $110,510 $85,400 4,840
40 Medical And Health Services Managers $108,740 $55,290 12,310
41 Nurse Practitioners $108,660 $84,560 4,840
42 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $106,930 $35,740 3,350
43 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $105,040 $57,070 3,860
44 Construction Managers $104,830 $59,080 5,090
45 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $103,510 $30,660 2,350
46 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $103,300 $53,730 6,660
47 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $103,210 $62,010 4,470
48 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,070 $45,670 920
49 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $103,030 $50,470 6,410
50 Chemical Engineers $102,900 $55,230 880
51 Computer Network Architects $102,780 $54,550 3,550
52 Training And Development Managers $102,250 $59,520 570
53 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,240 $42,850 400
54 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $101,530 $40,360 580
55 Veterinarians $100,410 $64,880 2,190
56 Personal Financial Advisors $100,380 $36,110 5,320
57 Nuclear Technicians $99,460 $68,860 120
58 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $98,790 $46,870 230
59 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $98,310 $66,450 570
60 Computer And Information Research Scientists $98,070 $65,930 140
61 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $97,900 $48,520 580
62 Actuaries $97,630 $57,800 740
63 Physical Scientists, All Other $96,990 $52,140 350
64 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $96,900 $56,900 8,440
65 Environmental Engineers $95,220 $57,070 1,260
66 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $94,560 $45,080 500
67 Management Analysts $94,360 $51,340 13,540
68 Sales Engineers $94,190 $54,160 1,810
69 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $94,020 $62,710 6,650
70 Economists $93,800 $51,330 210
71 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,240 $46,170 1,290
72 Mechanical Engineers $92,850 $58,670 43,850
73 Nurse Midwives $92,790 $45,260 280
74 Electrical Engineers $92,430 $60,760 9,620
75 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $92,380 $59,870 370
76 Engineers, All Other $92,190 $50,020 11,350
77 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $92,070 $54,940 40,190
78 Information Security Analysts $91,750 $57,170 1,970
79 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,720 $41,340 200
80 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $90,700 $48,480 2,590
81 Industrial Engineers $90,530 $59,800 29,470
82 Physical Therapists $90,500 $65,620 8,060
83 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $88,940 $65,150 1,410
84 Sociologists $88,920 $54,480 110
85 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $88,590 $54,350 800
86 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $88,580 $58,630 2,090
87 Commercial Pilots $88,350 $44,090 1,140
88 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $88,040 $50,600 190
89 Hydrologists $88,000 $55,650 80
90 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $87,380 $25,860 140
91 Materials Scientists $86,660 $54,680 230
92 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,390 $38,490 1,800
93 Computer Systems Analysts $86,320 $52,970 14,350
94 Psychologists, All Other $86,190 $28,640 240
95 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $86,070 $46,180 930
96 Transportation Inspectors $85,820 $36,400 420
97 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,740 $25,200 170
98 Operations Research Analysts $85,720 $52,020 1,950
99 Art Directors $85,420 $30,470 1,280
100 Database Administrators And Architects $85,300 $48,610 2,830

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