These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Indiana For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Indiana

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Indiana. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Indiana.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Indiana:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  3. Surgeons
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Orthodontists
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Internists, General
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Hoosier State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Indiana For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 702 job classifications in Indiana in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Indiana

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $277,000 $182,690 730
2 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $272,360 $151,790 280
3 Surgeons $259,850 $121,450 730
4 Psychiatrists $243,630 $123,060 270
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $237,470 $112,170 10,730
6 Orthodontists $232,900 $105,350 110
7 Family And General Practitioners $207,480 $100,920 1,490
8 Pediatricians, General $198,100 $105,520 440
9 Internists, General $197,370 $47,970 310
10 Dentists, General $183,800 $85,450 1,820
11 Podiatrists $182,030 $60,170 240
12 Nurse Anesthetists $156,580 $92,520 690
13 Chief Executives $148,730 $19,200 4,220
14 Sales Managers $129,020 $61,450 5,000
15 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $126,230 $59,190 300
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $124,490 $70,840 4,860
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $124,270 $50,590 310
18 Architectural And Engineering Managers $123,180 $81,560 4,120
19 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $122,510 $48,860 750
20 Air Traffic Controllers $122,470 $67,340 620
21 Financial Managers $119,820 $55,260 7,520
22 Pharmacists $117,260 $57,950 5,600
23 Optometrists $113,880 $36,640 1,080
24 Lawyers $113,360 $52,140 7,980
25 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $112,630 $39,150 100
26 Personal Financial Advisors $111,330 $38,730 3,740
27 Nurse Midwives $110,040 $85,630 70
28 Marketing Managers $108,750 $57,080 2,890
29 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,260 $56,610 300
30 Computer And Information Research Scientists $107,150 $65,060 250
31 Biochemists And Biophysicists $107,040 $53,460 300
32 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $105,770 $54,850 1,050
33 General And Operations Managers $103,370 $38,250 54,610
34 Nurse Practitioners $103,200 $76,640 4,780
35 Compensation And Benefits Managers $102,850 $56,350 190
36 Sales Engineers $102,320 $47,390 870
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $101,980 $50,210 3,770
38 Human Resources Managers $101,910 $59,070 2,200
39 Medical And Health Services Managers $101,720 $54,590 7,350
40 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $101,460 $42,300 7,540
41 Actuaries $100,950 $63,880 210
42 Chiropractors $100,920 $47,280 690
43 Purchasing Managers $99,960 $58,840 1,320
44 Chemical Engineers $99,010 $60,830 370
45 Industrial Production Managers $98,840 $58,890 5,740
46 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,590 $45,440 1,410
47 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $97,520 $61,220 50
48 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,460 $54,430 210
49 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $96,440 $54,550 130
50 Physician Assistants $96,090 $51,030 1,550
51 Aerospace Engineers $95,390 $65,210 540
52 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $95,120 $60,110 1,940
53 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $92,400 $33,830 4,830
54 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $91,800 $47,760 4,180
55 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $91,480 $46,320 370
56 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $91,010 $57,320 2,380
57 Software Developers, Systems Software $90,850 $53,020 3,610
58 Advertising And Promotions Managers $90,440 $38,110 220
59 Training And Development Managers $90,100 $49,410 620
60 Veterinarians $89,060 $44,880 1,490
61 Software Developers, Applications $88,570 $55,740 9,770
62 Psychologists, All Other $88,470 $36,030 220
63 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $88,260 $54,680 90
64 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $88,220 $44,070 270
65 Computer Network Architects $88,210 $54,000 3,620
66 Hydrologists $87,930 $49,600 50
67 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $87,430 $61,180 4,930
68 Administrative Services Managers $86,980 $48,320 4,180
69 Construction Managers $86,210 $50,000 4,800
70 Electrical Engineers $86,100 $56,590 3,210
71 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,580 $41,460 590
72 Biomedical Engineers $85,310 $56,440 570
73 Economists $84,740 $47,160 100
74 History Teachers, Postsecondary $83,760 $44,390 290
75 Physical Therapists $83,680 $59,300 4,920
76 Real Estate Brokers $83,090 $26,250 730
77 Management Analysts $83,000 $41,870 10,030
78 Radiation Therapists $82,920 $56,740 430
79 Art Directors $82,720 $38,390 420
80 Mechanical Engineers $82,510 $52,220 7,770
81 Civil Engineers $82,420 $53,190 3,730
82 Environmental Engineers $82,180 $50,590 750
83 Computer Hardware Engineers $82,130 $54,460 370
84 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $82,010 $52,280 180
85 Physical Scientists, All Other $81,740 $41,420 90
86 Computer Programmers $80,850 $45,940 5,010
87 Materials Engineers $80,560 $54,850 840
88 Information Security Analysts $80,080 $47,290 1,040
89 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,060 $47,250 40
90 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $79,960 $40,990 60
91 Occupational Therapists $79,870 $53,180 3,040
92 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $79,760 $43,990 1,300
93 Computer Systems Analysts $79,750 $50,080 9,760
94 Computer Occupations, All Other $79,310 $46,770 2,610
95 Elevator Installers And Repairers $78,740 $52,630 200
96 Agricultural Engineers $78,710 $55,560 90
97 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,640 $43,770 320
98 Transportation Inspectors $78,520 $34,890 280
99 Financial Analysts $78,290 $46,580 3,010
100 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $78,190 $66,450 280

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