Research Salaries in Michigan

Michigan teaching salaries are fairly standardized, with most teachers being paid according to a single minimum salary schedule. This ensures that those who meet teaching requirements in Michigan receive fair pay. These salary schedules are adjusted depending on specific teaching roles, such as special education, though within those roles the pay for a Michigan certified teacher remains standardized. As a result, those interested in becoming a teacher in Michigan can examine their financial situations fairly comprehensively before determining whether the profession is right for them. These salaries have been examined closely recently due to mounting economic pressure on those with teaching certification in Michigan.

Those interested in how Michigan teaching wages compare with those in the rest of the country should examine the following spreadsheet. This illustrates the similarities between average teaching wages nationwide and those earned by Michigan state certified educators.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Michigan Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $100,110 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $86,080 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $76,120 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $71,460 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $71,280 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $31,950 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $53,350 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $62,720 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $58,290 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $62,050 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $59,280 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $62,120 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $65,100 $39,370

Those who teach in different areas of Michigan tend to make similar amounts of money, though there is some geographic variance in average mean wage. The following chart shows discrepancies in teacher salary by region.

City Annual mean wage
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI $53,000
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI $50,880
Lansing-East Lansing, MI $51,740

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