These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Indianapolis, IN For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Indianapolis that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 11 hours ago

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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Indianapolis.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Air Traffic Controllers
  9. Lawyers
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Indianapolis For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 561 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Indianapolis

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $260,070 $130,290 460
2 Anesthesiologists $257,830 $178,120 50
3 Psychiatrists $255,050 $178,090 60
4 Pediatricians, General $235,440 $151,030 270
5 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $217,710 $95,880 4,590
6 Chief Executives $190,390 $59,070 1,640
7 Family and General Practitioners $169,110 $106,220 790
8 Air Traffic Controllers $131,380 $72,850 530
9 Lawyers $123,360 $54,830 3,730
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $122,400 $76,040 1,330
11 Dentists, General $118,810 $55,750 1,000
12 Sales Managers $117,420 $57,240 2,800
13 General and Operations Managers $115,830 $39,130 15,800
14 Podiatrists $115,830 $46,940 80
15 Financial Managers $113,770 $53,140 3,460
16 Pharmacists $112,690 $86,040 2,380
17 Nurse Anesthetists $112,100 $56,810 100
18 Marketing Managers $111,990 $54,090 1,590
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers $111,210 $72,790 2,550
20 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $109,060 $66,460 200
21 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $108,190 $46,390 80
22 Human Resources Managers $107,350 $65,490 850
23 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $105,230 $32,880 1,910
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers $102,960 $57,430 100
25 Purchasing Managers $102,260 $57,650 480
26 Biochemists and Biophysicists $101,470 $66,140 630
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $99,890 $52,350 460
28 Industrial Production Managers $99,770 $59,140 1,200
29 Veterinarians $98,960 $57,490 390
30 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,580 $51,280 2,810
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $98,510 $41,830 4,120
32 Nurse Practitioners $98,270 $80,780 1,620
33 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $97,230 $34,200 1,020
34 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,440 $53,710 30
35 Actuaries $94,250 $48,750 160
36 Psychologists, All Other $93,760 $58,830 50
37 Advertising and Promotions Managers $93,340 $41,190 230
38 Physician Assistants $91,690 $62,540 490
39 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,030 $43,550 290
40 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $88,160 $58,040 1,370
41 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $87,410 $43,710 970
42 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,150 $43,500 30
43 Real Estate Sales Agents $85,920 $17,370 990
44 Computer Hardware Engineers $85,800 $54,400 190
45 Training and Development Managers $84,780 $50,550 380
46 Physical Therapists $84,200 $61,800 1,670
47 Aerospace Engineers $83,990 $49,540 40
48 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,710 $36,070 2,190
49 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,470 $40,780 90
50 Optometrists $83,170 $52,970 180
51 Software Developers, Applications $83,160 $54,030 5,110
52 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $82,130 $54,970 160
53 Construction Managers $81,540 $49,830 2,010
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $81,470 $47,560 1,340
55 Electrical Engineers $81,350 $51,250 1,030
56 Computer Network Architects $81,290 $53,190 1,620
57 Engineers, All Other $81,180 $49,710 870
58 Epidemiologists $80,160 $55,200 60
59 Information Security Analysts $79,980 $49,780 500
60 Transportation Inspectors $79,750 $37,940 140
61 Environmental Engineers $79,660 $51,000 280
62 Sales Engineers $79,200 $45,670 760
63 Administrative Services Managers $78,940 $43,110 1,520
64 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $78,880 $51,090 110
65 Radiation Therapists $78,860 $56,630 140
66 Mechanical Engineers $78,800 $53,990 3,040
67 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $78,550 $41,630 560
68 Materials Engineers $78,430 $49,890 200
69 Computer Systems Analysts $78,340 $50,820 3,980
70 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,050 $29,650 50
71 Financial Examiners $77,480 $38,690 300
72 Speech-Language Pathologists $77,420 $43,050 1,010
73 Occupational Therapists $77,210 $53,890 1,090
74 Database Administrators $77,160 $44,650 930
75 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,100 $46,110 1,700
76 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $76,830 $62,000 50
77 Software Developers, Systems Software $76,670 $51,450 1,880
78 Compliance Officers $76,440 $34,410 1,710
79 Industrial Engineers $75,920 $52,000 1,830
80 Civil Engineers $75,870 $50,380 1,420
81 Management Analysts $75,700 $41,610 5,970
82 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $75,590 $46,130 3,380
83 Funeral Service Managers $74,740 $52,040 70
84 Commercial Pilots $73,900 $51,180 140
85 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $73,700 $37,690 100
86 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $73,650 $51,860 90
87 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $73,540 $36,970 180
88 Operations Research Analysts $73,160 $42,600 800
89 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $72,460 $61,520 1,370
90 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $72,400 $56,690 120
91 Financial Specialists, All Other $72,310 $48,630 1,540
92 Audiologists $72,210 $46,600 150
93 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $71,620 $34,470 540
94 Computer Programmers $71,300 $43,410 2,060
95 Art Directors $71,100 $43,830 270
96 Financial Analysts $70,970 $45,240 1,140
97 Managers, All Other $70,370 $36,270 5,070
98 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $70,220 $40,420 600
99 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $69,410 $53,630 100
100 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $69,390 $41,000 520

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