Highest-paying jobs in Ann Arbor

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Highest-paying jobs in Ann Arbor

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Ann Arbor, MI, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Ann Arbor, the annual mean wage is $61,010 or 4.7% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $276,810. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Electronics engineers, except computer

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $104,760
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,490
- Employment: 107,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)
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#49. Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $105,050
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,080
- Employment: 13,860
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($136,830)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($123,660)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($121,590)
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#48. Computer network architects

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $107,270
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#47. Economists

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $109,090
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,830
- Employment: 15,640
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($162,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,320)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($156,360)
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#46. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $109,890
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)

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#45. Database architects

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $111,840
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 50,440
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)
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#44. Construction managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $111,970
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,210
- Employment: 284,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($160,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,050)
--- Napa, CA ($145,430)
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#43. Social work teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,000
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,650
- Employment: 12,280
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($112,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($106,460)
--- Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA ($96,040)
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#42. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,270
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,710
- Employment: 47,690
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($181,560)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($166,470)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,140)
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#41. Training and development managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,410
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,800
- Employment: 35,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)

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#40. History teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,640
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,460
- Employment: 18,590
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($148,420)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($129,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,560)
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#39. Physician assistants

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $114,700
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)
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#38. General internal medicine physicians

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $115,140
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $242,190
- Employment: 58,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rockford, IL ($359,200)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($350,330)
--- Sumter, SC ($334,810)
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#37. Nurse practitioners

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $115,520
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,040
- Employment: 234,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($197,870)
--- Napa, CA ($184,700)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($180,380)
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#36. Sociology teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $116,460
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,850
- Employment: 12,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,100)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($139,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($119,830)

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#35. Industrial production managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $116,750
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)
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#34. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $117,020
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#33. Public relations managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $117,620
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)
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#32. Medical and health services managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $118,710
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 960

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#31. Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $118,870
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,110
- Employment: 5,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($137,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($130,530)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($128,760)

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#30. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $118,890
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,840
- Employment: 10,250
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,120)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,790)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($147,770)
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#29. Lawyers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $119,750
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)
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#28. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $121,010
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#27. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $121,590
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- Employment: 12,460
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,140)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,580)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,450)
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#26. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $121,710
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,060
- Employment: 20,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($140,550)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($136,870)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($135,160)

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#25. General and operations managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $124,900
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,250
- Employment: 2,984,920
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
--- Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)
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#24. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $126,640
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,610
- Employment: 37,600
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($152,280)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($145,360)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($144,170)
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#23. Marketing managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $127,840
- #158 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#22. Human resources managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $127,870
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)
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#21. Pharmacists

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $129,030
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)

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#20. Purchasing managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $129,050
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#19. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $129,810
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,980
- Employment: 44,140
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,340)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($149,220)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($138,090)
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#18. Optometrists

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $130,020
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)
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#17. Fundraising managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $130,250
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,400
- Employment: 23,190
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($175,610)
--- Syracuse, NY ($155,700)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($153,980)
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#16. Education administrators, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $131,240
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,260
- Employment: 155,990
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Corvallis, OR ($178,570)
--- Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC ($165,940)
--- Syracuse, NY ($164,660)

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#15. Environmental science teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $133,560
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,210
- Employment: 5,440
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($133,560)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($126,820)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($120,840)
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#14. Sales managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $135,030
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)
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#13. Natural sciences managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $135,810
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,110
- Employment: 74,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)
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#12. Financial managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $136,770
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)
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#11. Computer and information systems managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $137,660
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 890

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)

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#10. Architectural and engineering managers

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $145,900
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#9. Dentists, general

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $151,500
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)
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#8. Political science teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $155,350
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,980
- Employment: 14,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($155,350)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($150,290)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($140,340)
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#7. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $157,030
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,590
- Employment: 35,440
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($157,030)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,050)
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#6. Psychiatrists

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $168,650
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)

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#5. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $170,010
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)
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#4. Business teachers, postsecondary

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $175,080
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,720
- Employment: 79,640
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($175,640)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($175,080)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($154,600)
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#3. Family medicine physicians

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $219,030
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)
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#2. Chief executives

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $267,720
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)
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#1. Nurse anesthetists

Ann Arbor, MI
- Annual mean salary: $276,810
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $202,470
- Employment: 43,950
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Springfield, IL ($298,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($283,550)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($276,810)

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