Highest-paying jobs in Detroit

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Detroit

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, 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 Detroit, the annual mean wage is $59,060 or 1.4% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $346,540. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Economists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $110,560
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#49. Fundraising managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $110,720
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#48. Construction managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $110,960
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,680

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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#47. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $111,530
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,300

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,750
- Employment: 266,160
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
--- Iowa City, IA ($138,870)
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#46. Medical and health services managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,370
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,650

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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#45. Computer network architects

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,640
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,720

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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#44. Training and development managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $113,440
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#43. Medical dosimetrists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $113,660
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,750
- Employment: 2,400
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,120)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($140,710)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($140,300)
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#42. Chemical engineers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $113,780
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 24,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($159,010)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)
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#41. Nurse midwives

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $113,830
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $114,210
- Employment: 7,750
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston, WV ($169,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($162,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,570)

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#40. Physician assistants

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $114,170
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,730

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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#39. Veterinarians

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $115,570
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,920
- Employment: 77,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,670)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($140,390)
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#38. Computer and information research scientists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $116,960
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,650
- Employment: 30,840
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($209,890)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($202,020)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($183,750)
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#37. Pharmacists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $117,970
- #295 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,940

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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#36. Database architects

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $117,990
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#35. Computer hardware engineers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $118,430
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,230
- Employment: 73,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,320)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,580)
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#34. Industrial production managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $118,530
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,290

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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#33. Personal financial advisors

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $119,020
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,710

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#32. Podiatrists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $121,170
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,380
- Employment: 8,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($231,930)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($219,920)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($205,040)
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#31. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $121,330
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- Employment: 13,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($151,900)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,800)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($141,070)

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#30. General and operations managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $122,370
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 35,330

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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#29. Lawyers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $123,730
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,890

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. Optometrists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $124,540
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#27. Law teachers, postsecondary

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $125,630
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)
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#26. Human resources managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $127,260
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,320

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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#25. Public relations managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $131,750
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#24. Marketing managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $132,950
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,750

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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#23. Purchasing managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $134,130
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,370

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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#22. Compensation and benefits managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $141,300
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)
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#21. Financial managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $141,720
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,990

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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#20. Sales managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $141,850
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,310

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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#19. Architectural and engineering managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $144,290
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,290

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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#18. Computer and information systems managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $145,230
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,690

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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#17. Physicists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $148,850
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)
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#16. Natural sciences managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $150,430
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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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#15. Dentists, general

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $185,850
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

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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#14. Pediatricians, general

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $198,860
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)
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#13. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $215,460
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)
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#12. Nurse anesthetists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $216,570
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 940

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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#11. General internal medicine physicians

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $217,380
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

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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#10. Family medicine physicians

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $240,430
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#9. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $262,730
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#8. Neurologists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $275,220
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,660
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($350,140)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($348,500)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($346,670)
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#7. Chief executives

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $277,490
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,400

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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#6. Psychiatrists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $277,670
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $321,050
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $270,090
- Employment: 11,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($356,830)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($355,740)
--- York-Hanover, PA ($344,470)
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#4. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $336,400
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $306,220
- Employment: 16,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($366,650)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($364,290)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($354,880)
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#3. Physicians, pathologists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $339,890
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,180
- Employment: 11,010
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($351,450)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($344,900)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($341,360)
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#2. Anesthesiologists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $340,710
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)
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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $346,540
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $353,970
- Employment: 18,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($411,230)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($365,880)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($363,270)

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