Salaries for Michigan’s MSN-Educated Nurses

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Obtaining an MSN in Michigan increases the median salary among nurses by at least $20,000 a year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided expansive detail on the salaries of nurse practitioners (who have master’s degrees) and that of RNs who typically do not possess an MSN.

Shown below are the median salaries among nurse practitioners and RNs along with the difference between these salaries as of 2014:

Nonmetropolitan Areas

Michigan Area
Difference
RN Salary
Northeastern Lower Peninsula
$43270
$55650
Upper Peninsula
$35500
$57930
Balance of Lower Peninsula
$22270
$60800
Northwest Lower Peninsula
$22240
$56280

Metropolitan Areas

Michigan Area
Difference
RN Salary
Jackson
$37110
$63220
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$28390
$59010
Flint
$27420
$66300
Saginaw-Saginaw Township
$25430
$62400
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$24990
$68010
Kalamazoo-Portage
$24210
$64260
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$24200
$69240
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$23500
$70330
Holland-Grand Haven
$23090
$58640
Ann Arbor
$22400
$69280
Battle Creek
$20090
$64370

Nurses With MSNs in Michigan Earn an Average Salary of At Least $69,000

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget provided the salaries of MSN-educated nurses in the state as of 2014. Nurse educators in Michigan earned an average salary of $69,590, while nurse practitioners averaged $92,260. The average salary for nurse midwives in Michigan was $95,560.

Nurse anesthetists in Michigan earned an average salary that was 8.8% higher than the national average for nurse anesthetists. Michigan’s nurse anesthetists averaged $171,520 a year.

MSN-educated nurses with experience earned even higher wages. Shown below are the average salaries for advanced nurses who were in the 90th percentile:

  • Nurse Anesthetists—<$187,199
  • Nurse Practitioners—$120,827
  • Nurse Midwives—$119,413

Nurse Practitioner Salaries Throughout Michigan

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the median salary among nurse practitioners in Jackson was significantly higher than the median salary among NPs in the rest of Michigan as of 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
290
92040
Battle Creek MI
60
75520
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Division
560
92510
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
1060
94100
Flint MI
100
99340
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
180
87600
Holland-Grand Haven MI
50
79550
Jackson MI
60
98540
Kalamazoo-Portage MI
60
87840
Lansing-East Lansing MI
130
99150
Niles-Benton Harbor MI
30
91870
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North MI
150
92170
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
500
95840
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
130
94090
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
70
99640
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
160
84320
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
170
83250

Salaries for Nurse Anesthetists in Michigan

Salary data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the median salary among nurse anesthetists was more than $160,000 for all parts of Michigan as of 2014. However, the median salary among nurse anesthetists in Flint was higher than that for nurse anesthetists in other parts of Michigan:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
200
173060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Division
360
178160
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
800
174290
Flint MI
40
177040
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
120
127170
Lansing-East Lansing MI
60
185890
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North MI
60
188830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
440
171190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
50
174640
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
170
161890
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan are
60
194530

*These values are equal to or greater than $90 an hour or $187,199 a year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salaries for values this high.

Nurse Midwife Salaries in the Detroit Area

Shown below is a detailed salary analysis for nurse midwives in Detroit-Warren-Livonia as of 2014 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
50
94820

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