The 20 Highest Paying Blue Collar Jobs in Michigan


By: Jon Corrigan

Ever wonder what the best jobs in Michigan are for the every man? You know, the jobs that don’t require 20 years of work experience or a four-year college degree.

Zippia.com, using data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, identified blue collar jobs in Michigan that don’t require a college degree, pay well and offer a good work-life balance.

Check out the top 20 below (ranked by average pay), or click here to view the entire list.

1. Electrical & electronic drafters – $54,810

2. Educational, guidance, school and vocational counselors – $54,780

3. Mechanical drafters – $54,770

4. First-line supervisors of transportation & material-moving machine & vehicle operators – $54,580

5. Electrical & electronics engineering technicians – $54,530

6. Camera operators, television, video & motion picture – $53,220

7. Industrial engineering technicians – $53,000

8. Legal support workers – $52,850

9. Construction & building inspectors – $52,840

10. Rail-track laying & maintenance equipment operators – $52,320

11. Aircraft mechanics & service technicians – $52,100

12. Tool & die makers – $52,100

13. Tapers – $52,080

14. Geological & petroleum technicians – $52,050

15. Surveyors – $51,910

16. Brickmasons and blockmasons – $51,510

17. Layout workers, metal and plastic – $51,380

18. Telecommunications equipment installers – $51,270

19. Industrial machinery mechanics – $51,220

20. Postal service mail carriers – $51,120

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