The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Indianapolis, IN For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Indianapolis

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 the Indianapolis area. 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 Radiologists are the highest paid people in Indianapolis.

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

  1. Radiologists
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Physicians, All Other
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  7. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Physicists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 12 on the list of highest paid professions in Indianapolis. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Indianapolis and Indiana job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Indianapolis For 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 608 job classifications in Indianapolis 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 29, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Indianapolis

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Radiologists $358,680 $154,550 370
2 Psychiatrists $333,190 $128,440 80
3 Physicians, All Other $293,860 $129,390 2,900
4 Family Medicine Physicians $279,570 $154,440 1,660
5 Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $272,030 $128,460 60
6 General Internal Medicine Physicians $266,200 $163,570 440
7 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $251,690 $60,050 60
8 Chief Executives $245,800 $104,340 510
9 Nurse Anesthetists $184,900 $154,440 290
10 Physicists $169,800 $107,040 50
11 Athletes and Sports Competitors $167,930 $30,550 260
12 Dentists, General $150,060 $80,960 1,100
13 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $141,070 $102,190 40
14 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $137,760 $81,150 240
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers $137,160 $94,940 40
16 Marketing Managers $136,240 $75,370 1,310
17 Financial Managers $135,260 $61,090 3,870
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers $134,700 $78,430 1,250
19 Lawyers $134,400 $58,700 4,220
20 Podiatrists $133,450 $60,510 90
21 Computer and Information Systems Managers $132,100 $80,630 2,690
22 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $130,560 $50,300 110
23 Sales Managers $127,440 $60,110 3,210
24 Human Resources Managers $123,370 $77,040 940
25 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $121,800 $50,300 2,400
26 Training and Development Managers $121,680 $75,090 270
27 Actuaries $121,460 $62,540 210
28 Optometrists $121,220 $63,370 240
29 Pharmacists $119,640 $48,020 2,220
30 Nurse Midwives $118,700 $96,420 40
31 Purchasing Managers $118,390 $70,210 390
32 General and Operations Managers $118,360 $46,850 19,560
33 Nurse Practitioners $114,830 $96,040 2,340
34 Personal Financial Advisors $113,900 $47,370 2,340
35 Fundraising Managers $113,340 $59,870 110
36 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $113,280 $53,870 50
37 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $112,730 $60,590 330
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $111,800 $39,930 2,040
39 Physician Assistants $109,320 $83,420 700
40 Public Relations Managers $109,040 $63,610 310
41 Commercial Pilots $108,540 $46,700 260
42 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,020 $59,140 3,740
43 Computer Programmers $107,120 $48,200 730
44 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $107,060 $60,680 530
45 Administrative Services Managers $105,790 $59,200 2,050
46 Industrial Production Managers $105,740 $60,680 1,220
47 Computer Network Architects $104,060 $57,450 1,730
48 Computer Hardware Engineers $103,800 $55,710 190
49 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $102,760 $40,180 330
50 Financial and Investment Analysts $102,150 $50,120 1,570
51 Database Architects $101,930 $63,370 320
52 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,560 $48,740 400
53 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $101,000 $60,680 1,100
54 Electrical Engineers $100,370 $67,100 930
55 Veterinarians $99,400 $65,150 520
56 Aerospace Engineers $98,710 $48,400 150
57 Construction Managers $98,410 $60,350 2,210
58 Software Developers $97,370 $62,090 6,780
59 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $96,490 $48,360 580
60 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $95,880 $61,470 180
61 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $95,590 $61,310 1,980
62 Facilities Managers $95,240 $60,010 640
63 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,160 $47,440 220
64 Advertising and Promotions Managers $95,160 $51,220 80
65 Physical Therapists $94,900 $73,410 1,780
66 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $94,580 $62,180 490
67 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $94,500 $61,480 320
68 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,020 $46,240 50
69 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $94,000 $48,190 70
70 Art Directors $93,920 $62,260 150
71 Statisticians $93,750 $60,680 130
72 Computer Systems Analysts $93,280 $61,710 4,820
73 Computer Occupations, All Other $92,780 $48,810 2,190
74 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $91,600 $38,020 130
75 Industrial Engineers $90,950 $60,750 2,760
76 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $90,640 $46,760 900
77 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $90,620 $51,700 90
78 Occupational Therapists $90,150 $61,790 990
79 Hydrologists $90,050 $45,510 30
80 Power Plant Operators $88,270 $65,070 40
81 Financial Examiners $87,980 $40,620 150
82 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $87,820 $74,570 40
83 Management Analysts $87,690 $47,370 5,380
84 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $87,450 $62,940 60
85 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $87,390 $37,950 450
86 History Teachers, Postsecondary $87,190 $48,190 70
87 Sales Engineers $87,100 $48,910 290
88 Chiropractors $87,080 $48,420 190
89 Transportation Inspectors $87,040 $38,600 160
90 Food Scientists and Technologists $87,000 $38,100 110
91 Psychologists, All Other $86,650 $49,130 130
92 Information Security Analysts $86,650 $49,040 990
93 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $86,500 $47,380 970
94 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $86,450 $61,520 480
95 Technical Writers $86,270 $46,080 460
96 Database Administrators $86,180 $47,580 580
97 Mechanical Engineers $86,160 $48,930 1,870
98 Civil Engineers $85,790 $60,730 1,820
99 Financial Risk Specialists $85,350 $49,910 290
100 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $85,350 $48,330 100

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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