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See what jobs are paying in your Michigan region

Pay divides regions

In some regions, like Ann Arbor, there are more higher paying jobs, where nearly 1 in 7 jobs pays, on average, more than $75,000. In Bay City, just 4 percent of jobs do; more than half of them there pay less than $30,000 in the region. Note: Pay scale isn’t available for all regions, including northern Michigan.


Closer look

You can see what industries are seeing the fastest job growth in each region. Click on the link to get more information.

Region Change in jobs Change in wages
Grand Rapids 25.6% 2.5%
Detroit 18.1% 5.9%
Jackson 17.5% 8.2%
Monroe 16.2% 2.9%
Midland 16.2% 2.9%
Ann Arbor 14% 3.1%
Muskegon 13.2% 5.3%
Lansing 11.6% 4.3%
Flint 10.6% 3.6%
Saginaw 9.9% 2%
Niles-Benton Harbor 9.4% 7.1%
Kalamazoo 8.4% 9%
Battle Creek 7% 3.8%
Bay City 0.7% 2.2%

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