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Ann Arbor Employment

Employment and Industries in the Ann Arbor, Michigan Area

The largest employment industries in Ann Arbor Michigan are education, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, automotive and biomedical research. Notable factors of the economy include life sciences, nanotechnologies, computer and data processing, business services, high-speed Internet services and instrument development.

The University of Michigan is the largest employer. The city is also home to research and engineering centers. Ann Arbor is the western anchor of the region's high-technology corridors.

Ann Arbor's software companies provide a notable amount of the computer programming and devices used by the auto industry. The area is also a significant factor in trade and information publishing as well as book printing and manufacturing.

The following is a list of the Ann Arbor region's top employers:

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan Health Centers
  • Visteon
  • General Motors Corp/Powertrain Division
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
  • Pfizer Global Research and Development
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Borders Group
  • Con-Way Freight, Inc
  • Domino's Pizza Inc
  • Affina Group Inc
  • Kaydon Corporation
  • Prestolite Electric Holding, Inc
  • Voyager Learning Company
  • Washentaw County
  • Arbor Networks
  • Arbortext
  • JSTOR
  • MediaSpan
  • ProQuest
  • Arotech

Some of Ann Harbor's most popular jobs which are filled by college graduates are registered nurses, mechanical engineers, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, computer programmers, computer systems analysts, managers, network and computer systems administrators, computer software engineers, systems software; industrial engineers, computer software engineers, applications; and sales managers.

The major sectors providing jobs for the labor force include:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and hospitality

Some of the helpful business organizations for local companies are:

MLive.com provides Ann Arbor business and industry news.

Jobs in Ann Arbor

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations213990$53,790$25.86100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations30640$37,090$17.8314.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations18960$25,070$12.058.55
4Sales and Related Occupations15720$42,400$20.389.9
5Production Occupations11960$36,690$17.645.7
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations11200$69,740$33.535.25
7Management Occupations10900$122,100$58.76.15
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8650$34,310$16.496.55
9Computer and Mathematical Occupations7950$82,320$39.582.9
10Personal Care and Service Occupations7630$25,790$12.44.3
11Office Clerks, General7360$33,830$16.261.9
12Registered Nurses7240$74,630$35.881.95
13Healthcare Support Occupations7030$32,160$15.463
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6720$22,100$10.622.3
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5920$48,630$23.383.8
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5730$31,730$15.253.65
17Retail Salespersons5460$26,430$12.712.85
18Architecture and Engineering Occupations5230$83,860$40.321.7
19Waiters and Waitresses4160$22,910$11.021.7
20Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3980$45,290$21.781.8
21Construction and Extraction Occupations3630$57,860$27.824.45
22Cashiers3310$22,490$10.812.2
23Protective Service Occupations3250$43,270$20.82.2
24Customer Service Representatives3240$37,680$18.111.75
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3130$33,700$16.21.55
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2930$40,750$19.591.5
27Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2770$27,760$13.341.7
28Community and Social Service Occupations2600$50,800$24.421.65
29General and Operations Managers2510$136,700$65.721.5
30Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2460$31,820$15.30
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2430$28,520$13.711.3
32Business Operations Specialists, All Other2350$68,660$33.010.7
33Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2250$37,840$18.190.9
34Personal Care Aides1950$24,350$11.711.5
35Industrial Engineers1860$95,220$45.780.2
36Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other1700$43,100$20.720
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1590$40,110$19.281.05
38Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1580$69,690$33.50.4
39Software Developers, Applications1570$101,970$49.020.55
40Cooks, Restaurant1550$26,850$12.910.8
41Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1540$75,320$36.210.9
42Accountants and Auditors1470$75,950$36.510.9
43Software Developers, Systems Software1440$99,220$47.70.3
44Computer User Support Specialists1400$47,960$23.060.4
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1390$26,930$12.950.8
46Receptionists and Information Clerks1370$30,020$14.430.7
47Medical and Health Services Managers1340$110,880$53.310.25
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1280$38,140$18.340.6
49Medical Secretaries1280$34,430$16.550.4
50Home Health Aides1270$25,120$12.080.7
51Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1220$70,960$34.110.6
52First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1200$43,840$21.081
53Management Analysts1180$80,120$38.520.5
54First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1130$59,310$28.520.95
55Security Guards1100$26,630$12.810.7
56Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1080$234,400$112.690.25
57Mechanical Engineers1060$84,850$40.790.2
58Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers940$45,680$21.961.2
59Legal Occupations930$95,680$460.8
60Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists900$59,120$28.420.1
61Loan Officers890$60,950$29.30.2
62Computer and Information Systems Managers870$135,560$65.170.2
63Dishwashers860$24,560$11.810.3
64Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors860$31,810$15.290.2
65Education Administrators, Postsecondary850$136,990$65.860.1
66Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products820$78,210$37.60.2
67Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan760$40,330$19.390.1
68Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers750$37,310$17.940.3
69Billing and Posting Clerks740$40,140$19.30.3
70Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners740$24,210$11.640.9
71Human Resources Specialists730$69,850$33.580.35
72Food Preparation Workers710$26,430$12.710.6
73Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education710$31,890$15.330.3
74Financial Managers700$121,610$58.460.4
75Driver/Sales Workers690$23,570$11.330.3
76Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks690$36,480$17.540.4
77Pharmacy Technicians680$33,090$15.910.3
78Cooks, Fast Food670$23,340$11.220.3
79Computer Systems Analysts660$83,980$40.370.4
80Correctional Officers and Jailers650$52,610$25.290.25
81Industrial Production Managers650$132,510$63.710.1
82Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics640$55,150$26.520.5
83Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses640$50,880$24.460.5
84First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers600$67,570$32.480.4
85Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers590$39,100$18.80.6
86First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers580$75,520$36.310.3
87Machinists580$47,210$22.70.25
88Construction Laborers570$42,080$20.230.8
89Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants560$61,380$29.510.35
90Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria550$32,020$15.390.3
91Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics550$32,240$15.50.2
92Carpenters540$60,110$28.90.7
93Childcare Workers540$23,960$11.520.8
94Packers and Packagers, Hand540$24,770$11.910.45
95Sales Managers520$136,930$65.830.2
96Dental Assistants510$37,480$18.020.2
97Dental Hygienists510$71,120$34.190.1
98Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop510$21,490$10.330.3
99Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators510$30,940$14.870.35
100Electricians500$72,200$34.710.4
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Jobs More Common Near Ann Arbor Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,790213,990
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,09030,640
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,07018,960
Sales and Related Occupations$42,40015,720
Production Occupations$36,69011,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,74011,200
Management Occupations$122,10010,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,3108,650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$82,3207,950
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,7907,630
Office Clerks, General$33,8307,360
Registered Nurses$74,6307,240
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,1607,030
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,1006,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,6305,920
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,7305,730
Retail Salespersons$26,4305,460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,8605,230
Waiters and Waitresses$22,9104,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,2903,980
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,8603,630
Cashiers$22,4903,310
Protective Service Occupations$43,2703,250
Customer Service Representatives$37,6803,240
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,7003,130
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,7502,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,7602,770
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,8002,600
General and Operations Managers$136,7002,510
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,8202,460
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,5202,430
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,6602,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,8402,250
Personal Care Aides$24,3501,950
Industrial Engineers$95,2201,860
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other$43,1001,700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,1101,590
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$69,6901,580
Software Developers, Applications$101,9701,570
Cooks, Restaurant$26,8501,550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$75,3201,540
Accountants and Auditors$75,9501,470
Software Developers, Systems Software$99,2201,440
Computer User Support Specialists$47,9601,400
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,9301,390
Receptionists and Information Clerks$30,0201,370
Medical and Health Services Managers$110,8801,340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,1401,280
Medical Secretaries$34,4301,280
Home Health Aides$25,1201,270

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Ann Arbor, Michigan Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,790213,990
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,09030,640
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,07018,960
Sales and Related Occupations$42,40015,720
Production Occupations$36,69011,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,74011,200
Management Occupations$122,10010,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,3108,650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$82,3207,950
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,7907,630
Office Clerks, General$33,8307,360
Registered Nurses$74,6307,240
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,1607,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,6305,920
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,7305,730
Retail Salespersons$26,4305,460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,8605,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,2903,980
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,8603,630
Protective Service Occupations$43,2703,250
Customer Service Representatives$37,6803,240
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,7003,130
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,7502,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,7602,770
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,8002,600
General and Operations Managers$136,7002,510
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,8202,460
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,5202,430
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,6602,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,8402,250
Industrial Engineers$95,2201,860
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other$43,1001,700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,1101,590
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$69,6901,580
Software Developers, Applications$101,9701,570
Cooks, Restaurant$26,8501,550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$75,3201,540
Accountants and Auditors$75,9501,470
Software Developers, Systems Software$99,2201,440
Computer User Support Specialists$47,9601,400
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,9301,390
Receptionists and Information Clerks$30,0201,370
Medical and Health Services Managers$110,8801,340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,1401,280
Medical Secretaries$34,4301,280
Home Health Aides$25,1201,270
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$70,9601,220
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,8401,200
Management Analysts$80,1201,180
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,3101,130

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