While earnings in Michigan's key industries remain well above the average earnings in Michigan, they have been stagnant from 2011 to 2014.

What It Is: Average annual earnings (in 2015 dollars) in the engineering, geographic trade, higher education, life sciences, automotive, and natural resources sectors.

Why It Matters: These six sectors represent major opportunities crucial for growing Michigan’s economy, and moving it forward in the new global economy. These three major indicators (GDP, employment, and earnings) show how these sectors are contributing to a state’s production and to residents' well-being.   

Key Assets – Average Earnings Trends

Key Assets – Average Earnings Standings

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages