The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Indiana For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth 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. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. Orthodontists
  6. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  7. Pediatricians, General
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Athletes and Sports Competitors
  10. Chief Executives

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 692 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Indiana

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $272,630 $175,300 760
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $268,430 $62,000 240
3 Psychiatrists $264,260 $137,890 300
4 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $244,980 $114,590 9,070
5 Orthodontists $235,450 $77,970 80
6 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $216,040 $44,650 820
7 Pediatricians, General $184,410 $129,540 550
8 Dentists, General $178,750 $87,450 2,010
9 Athletes And Sports Competitors $166,100 $19,260 470
10 Chief Executives $161,410 $36,560 3,310
11 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $139,490 $70,500 260
12 Podiatrists $132,030 $59,400 280
13 Sales Managers $127,140 $59,320 5,630
14 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $127,070 $43,930 340
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $126,150 $82,890 3,980
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $126,030 $71,490 5,080
17 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $125,160 $50,740 760
18 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $124,300 $46,080 90
19 Optometrists $124,260 $65,090 1,030
20 Air Traffic Controllers $122,190 $66,620 610
21 Pharmacists $119,920 $66,110 6,020
22 Financial Managers $118,370 $54,610 8,330
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $116,890 $46,820 3,590
24 Marketing Managers $115,230 $61,970 3,400
25 Personal Financial Advisors $115,010 $41,010 4,090
26 Nurse Midwives $112,010 $85,490 80
27 Lawyers $111,790 $51,860 8,220
28 General And Operations Managers $110,480 $42,180 51,040
29 Human Resources Managers $107,750 $62,530 2,380
30 Purchasing Managers $107,730 $63,630 1,340
31 Compensation And Benefits Managers $107,260 $61,640 170
32 Nurse Practitioners $106,380 $83,180 5,330
33 Actuaries $104,300 $63,690 240
34 Chemical Engineers $103,980 $64,760 320
35 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $103,880 $40,880 2,400
36 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,870 $54,390 1,690
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $103,150 $50,450 3,660
38 Industrial Production Managers $103,140 $58,890 6,040
39 Medical And Health Services Managers $102,300 $53,520 7,960
40 Aerospace Engineers $102,190 $72,450 450
41 Sales Engineers $100,790 $50,780 1,060
42 Training And Development Managers $99,120 $57,000 600
43 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,490 $54,660 340
44 Computer And Information Research Scientists $97,170 $62,000 130
45 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $96,900 $57,370 70
46 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $96,820 $53,390 2,560
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $96,580 $42,040 6,900
48 Physician Assistants $96,120 $52,280 1,530
49 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,980 $44,570 1,400
50 Chiropractors $95,740 $34,640 770
51 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $95,130 $56,500 2,000
52 Economists $95,070 $50,710 130
53 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,610 $55,300 230
54 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $93,820 $61,560 860
55 Computer Network Architects $93,790 $55,640 3,480
56 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,810 $44,250 830
57 Biochemists And Biophysicists $92,030 $52,640 450
58 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $91,880 $57,150 16,810
59 Construction Managers $91,660 $52,460 5,170
60 Veterinarians $91,260 $49,410 1,560
61 Electrical Engineers $90,940 $58,890 3,600
62 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $90,820 $55,540 70
63 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $90,550 $51,430 4,990
64 Mechanical Engineers $90,170 $54,520 8,270
65 Real Estate Brokers $89,720 $26,390 710
66 Pile Driver Operators $89,690 $52,150 50
67 Hydrologists $89,130 $53,300 40
68 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,000 $47,290 460
69 Statisticians $88,940 $45,080 460
70 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,870 $50,350 80
71 Materials Engineers $88,720 $55,090 840
72 Computer Hardware Engineers $88,630 $60,290 420
73 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $88,400 $35,090 5,280
74 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $88,250 $60,100 5,010
75 Physical Therapists $86,670 $61,430 5,050
76 Advertising And Promotions Managers $86,560 $40,200 240
77 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,100 $43,380 250
78 Computer Programmers $85,970 $48,360 3,790
79 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,020 $52,990 80
80 Physical Scientists, All Other $83,970 $46,480 100
81 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $83,880 $41,260 1,730
82 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $83,690 $34,890 120
83 Civil Engineers $83,330 $53,680 3,770
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $82,890 $44,450 3,730
85 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $82,610 $44,870 340
86 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $82,440 $43,970 520
87 Information Security Analysts $82,350 $46,250 1,210
88 Computer Systems Analysts $82,310 $51,940 9,220
89 Management Analysts $82,220 $39,840 10,220
90 Radiation Therapists $81,660 $56,020 410
91 Art Directors $81,640 $42,440 410
92 Insurance Underwriters $81,600 $44,810 1,370
93 Agricultural Engineers $81,450 $56,560 60
94 Occupational Therapists $81,440 $53,100 3,310
95 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $81,290 $42,090 620
96 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $80,940 $40,170 70
97 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $80,750 $43,150 1,390
98 Genetic Counselors $80,500 $65,270 40
99 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $80,490 $37,960 530
100 Environmental Engineers $80,350 $47,990 730

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