See what jobs are paying in your Michigan region

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Jobs are growing everywhere in Michigan. But fastest-growing ones pay the least.

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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Mark L. Dobias
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:27am

Any data for the U.P.?

Mike Wilkinson
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:56pm

These stories focused on the state's 14 metropolitan areas, which comprise 25 counties (out of 83) but roughly 90 percent of the state's economic output. There is county-level data for the UP but this story focused on the metro areas. In other stories we have done we have used the county-level data.

Ren Farley
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:21am

Are these data about employment and earnings from the 2016 American Community Survey or some other source?
Thank you.

Mike Wilkinson
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:54pm

Ren,

For these stories we used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis and looked at industy-level data and occupation-level data.

 

Leslie Watson
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:37am

Where is the UPPER PENINSULA?

Mike Wilkinson
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:57pm

These stories focused on the latest data on metro regions, of which there are 14 in Michigan, comprising 25 counties (and 90 percent of state economic output). The agencies which published this data are hoping to do county-level reports later this year. But for now, this is only for metro areas.

Diana Menhennick
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:13pm

I realize the Upper Peninsula is only 3% of the state population, but why is the Upper Peninsula constantly left out of this type of research?

Joel Kurth
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:58am

From the author, Mike Wilkinson:

These stories focused on the state's 14 metropolitan areas, which comprise 25 counties (out of 83) but roughly 90 percent of the state's economic output. There is county-level data for the UP but this story focused on the metro areas. In other stories we have done we have used the county-level data.