The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Indianapolis, IN For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Indianapolis.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Air Traffic Controllers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 510 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Indianapolis

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $264,400 $119,060 80
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $252,330 $57,290 140
3 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $246,120 $116,090 4,300
4 Family Medicine Physicians $240,460 $114,080 1,540
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $215,420 $90,570 220
6 Chief Executives $198,500 $78,750 1,130
7 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $169,230 $41,890 420
8 Nurse Anesthetists $165,080 $67,480 120
9 Dentists, General $157,750 $84,220 820
10 Air Traffic Controllers $138,010 $87,690 440
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,780 $78,600 2,840
12 Sales Managers $134,310 $68,030 2,480
13 Financial Managers $133,200 $66,360 3,690
14 Podiatrists $132,510 $66,670 200
15 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $128,610 $102,540 40
16 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $126,430 $76,990 250
17 Architectural and Engineering Managers $125,240 $83,870 1,480
18 Personal Financial Advisors $123,330 $37,030 2,310
19 Chemical Engineers $123,020 $70,230 50
20 General and Operations Managers $122,500 $45,540 20,240
21 Marketing Managers $120,130 $65,040 1,780
22 Pharmacists $117,280 $39,360 2,240
23 Lawyers $112,070 $53,680 4,380
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers $112,020 $65,470 70
25 Nurse Midwives $110,890 $88,820 30
26 Purchasing Managers $110,760 $64,570 440
27 Human Resources Managers $110,640 $67,070 960
28 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,200 $53,300 3,160
29 Nurse Practitioners $106,750 $84,330 2,070
30 Actuaries $106,060 $62,010 190
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $104,940 $50,270 3,440
32 Optometrists $103,900 $66,560 340
33 Aerospace Engineers $103,070 $73,700 400
34 Training and Development Managers $102,980 $62,880 310
35 Computer Network Architects $101,810 $62,820 1,920
36 Mechanical Engineers $100,760 $57,670 2,490
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $97,290 $61,270 30
38 Physician Assistants $96,980 $57,390 700
39 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $96,240 $62,650 1,600
40 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $95,140 $53,670 1,970
41 Computer Hardware Engineers $94,960 $61,950 170
42 Economists $94,030 $46,660 80
43 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $93,710 $36,310 3,060
44 Electrical Engineers $93,700 $59,470 950
45 Construction Managers $93,410 $52,220 2,360
46 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $93,370 $60,650 11,000
47 Computer Programmers $92,860 $57,780 2,310
48 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,560 $60,070 890
49 Sales Engineers $91,980 $45,510 380
50 Hydrologists $88,800 $61,670 30
51 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $88,510 $54,120 750
52 Biochemists and Biophysicists $88,450 $52,600 190
53 Physical Therapists $88,220 $67,320 2,220
54 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $87,300 $56,700 560
55 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $87,280 $50,520 3,140
56 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $85,770 $36,760 90
57 Materials Engineers $85,580 $49,290 160
58 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $85,540 $57,440 500
59 Insurance Underwriters $85,420 $45,470 970
60 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $84,950 $61,200 80
61 Financial Examiners $84,680 $41,330 240
62 Writers and Authors $84,610 $39,640 180
63 Occupational Therapists $84,420 $63,830 1,390
64 Computer Systems Analysts $84,390 $53,520 5,630
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $84,060 $34,930 10,760
66 Information Security Analysts $84,020 $46,390 700
67 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,830 $49,280 1,730
68 Veterinarians $83,760 $45,010 540
69 Civil Engineers $83,050 $54,690 1,750
70 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $82,730 $70,130 50
71 Management Analysts $82,400 $38,010 6,020
72 Art Directors $81,750 $45,420 210
73 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $81,540 $46,310 610
74 Environmental Engineers $81,180 $50,430 370
75 Radiation Therapists $80,970 $56,340 140
76 Advertising and Promotions Managers $80,490 $40,640 130
77 Engineers, All Other $80,100 $43,590 1,130
78 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $79,830 $56,660 200
79 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $79,640 $60,930 490
80 Speech-Language Pathologists $79,120 $45,340 1,150
81 Industrial Engineers $78,920 $50,950 2,170
82 Power Plant Operators $78,410 $51,730 130
83 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,370 $40,020 320
84 Genetic Counselors $78,350 $65,940 30
85 Database Administrators and Architects $78,240 $43,230 830
86 Boilermakers $77,800 $60,110 410
87 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $77,710 $43,840 140
88 Psychologists, All Other $77,180 $26,360 150
89 Accountants and Auditors $76,930 $45,330 9,140
90 Transportation Inspectors $76,490 $28,380 220
91 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $76,340 $58,470 100
92 Computer Occupations, All Other $75,880 $39,360 1,850
93 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $75,590 $45,840 3,430
94 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $74,710 $55,040 420
95 Fish and Game Wardens $73,460 $59,640 50
96 Chemists $73,300 $45,310 1,430
97 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $72,940 $43,290 260
98 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $72,590 $46,320 860
99 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $72,310 $35,320 4,670
100 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $72,130 $42,670 980
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