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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 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Michigan.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Michigan:
- Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
- Chief Executives
- Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
- Family Medicine Physicians
- Dentists, General
- Nurse Anesthetists
- Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 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.
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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Michigan For 2021
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 688 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, 2021.
For more reading, check out:
- These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Warren
- These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Michigan
- These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Michigan
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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Michigan
|2||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$248,770|
|4||Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists||$220,120|
|5||Family Medicine Physicians||$213,260|
|10||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$192,550|
|11||Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$178,230|
|12||General Internal Medicine Physicians||$169,870|
|16||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$138,790|
|17||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$138,410|
|18||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$137,200|
|20||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$134,750|
|22||Funeral Home Managers||$133,710|
|23||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$132,810|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$124,410|
|27||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$124,330|
|28||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$123,740|
|29||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$123,630|
|31||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$123,040|
|32||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$122,160|
|33||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$120,490|
|34||General And Operations Managers||$120,190|
|36||Industrial Production Managers||$119,740|
|38||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$114,260|
|39||Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other||$113,000|
|40||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$112,740|
|41||Training And Development Managers||$111,220|
|43||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$110,440|
|45||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,230|
|46||Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other||$109,200|
|48||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$108,850|
|49||Medical And Health Services Managers||$108,660|
|51||Computer Network Architects||$107,370|
|52||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$105,270|
|55||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,090|
|57||Personal Financial Advisors||$102,260|
|58||Physical Scientists, All Other||$102,100|
|61||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,700|
|62||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,590|
|63||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$99,690|
|64||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,840|
|65||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,770|
|67||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$98,430|
|70||Administrative Services And Facilities Managers||$96,670|
|71||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,460|
|73||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$96,050|
|74||Information Security Analysts||$95,760|
|75||Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary||$95,100|
|76||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,940|
|77||Computer Systems Analysts||$94,860|
|78||Engineers, All Other||$94,710|
|82||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,920|
|84||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$93,590|
|86||Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers||$93,160|
|87||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,090|
|88||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$92,620|
|89||Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers||$92,580|
|90||Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,570|
|91||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$90,730|
|92||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$90,350|
|93||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,620|
|94||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,570|
|95||Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes||$89,400|
|97||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,220|
|99||Database Administrators And Architects||$88,440|
|100||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$88,390|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Michigan job scene here:
- The 10 Best Jobs In Michigan For 2017 College Grads
- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Michigan In 2017
- These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Detroit
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