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Indianapolis Employment

Employment and Industries in the Indianapolis, Indiana Area

As might be expected of a city that is both the capital of the State of Indiana, as well as the county seat for Marion County, government plays a very large role in the economy of the Indianapolis area. While government is a large employer in the Indianapolis area, and manufacturing was historically another major driver of the Indianapolis economy, the economy is much more diverse and includes:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Information technology
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Life sciences
  • Retailing
  • Services
  • Sports/motor sports
  • Tourism
  • Transportation

The Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area is home to many Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company based in the area is Wellpoint. The most famous based in the area is Eli Lilly. All Fortune 1000 companies in the area include:

  • Conseco
  • Eli Lilly
  • Guidant
  • Marsh Supermarkets
  • Simon Property Group
  • Wellpoint

Other notable companies with a presence in the area include:

  • The world headquarters of Dow AgroSciences
  • The US headquarters of Roche Diagnostics
  • The US headquarters of Thomson SA

Providing an impetus behind the Indianapolis economy is a well educated work force. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, over 27% of the Indianapolis population has a bachelor degree or higher. According to a 2005 Central Connecticut State University study, Indianapolis was ranked as the 23rd most literate city in the U.S.

Business honors awarded to the Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area include:

  • The Indianapolis area was ranked sixteenth among the top 50 large cities/metropolitan areas in the United States on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • Forbes magazine ranked Indianapolis as the tenth "Best Place For Business And Careers" on its 2006 survey among the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • The Indianapolis metropolitan area ranked 32nd among large U.S. Cities on Inc. magazine's 2006 list of "Best Cities for Doing Business" (out of 393 population centers across the United States). The 2004 and 2005 editions of the Inc. survey ranked Indianapolis number one for the "Most Balanced Economy and Growth".
  • The Indianapolis metropolitan area was ranked the 104th best performing city in the United States on the Milken Institute's "2005 Best Performing Cities" report studying the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

For business commuters, four interstate highways intersect in Indianapolis. For air travel, Indianapolis is served by the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) which provides service from 10 major and 19 national passenger airlines.

Business and economic development organizations in the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area include:

The Indianapolis Business Journal, Indiana Business Review, Inside Indiana Business, and the "Business Section" of the Indianapolis Star are all excellent sources of information on the Indianapolis area economy and business community.

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Most Popular Jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 19,600 $61,530 $43,880 - 81,520 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 12,320 $62,270 $28,370 - 109,250 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 8,580 $64,270 $33,840 - 101,450 18% 79%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 8,060 $47,620 $23,540 - 74,850 14% 95%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,320 $50,320 $22,960 - 78,960 6% 96%
6 Teachers and instructors, all other 4,980 $63,800 $20,200 - 9% 54%
7 Management analysts 4,810 $72,120 $37,480 - 115,500 22% 78%
8 Managers, all other 4,530 $63,330 $32,920 - 104,520 7% 55%
9 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,650 $76,970 $35,660 - 129,310 12% 51%
10 Computer systems analysts 3,370 $71,570 $45,410 - 104,090 29% 68%
11 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 3,370 $39,710 $23,000 - 70,780 13% 73%
12 Lawyers 3,340 $101,560 $47,300 - 11% 99%
13 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,230 $52,210 $33,270 - 78,130 11% 95%
14 Computer programmers 3,140 $72,020 $39,060 - 113,070 -4% 73%
15 Computer software engineers, applications 2,830 $73,210 $50,520 - 103,380 45% 85%
16 Financial managers 2,800 $108,620 $57,510 - 13% 60%
17 Sales managers 2,550 $104,710 $46,920 - 10% 69%
18 Network and computer systems administrators 2,530 $62,090 $37,100 - 86,990 27% 50%
19 Medical and health services managers 2,300 $80,360 $42,550 - 124,530 16% 57%
20 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 2,200 $47,090 $27,050 - 75,150 18% 56%
21 Computer and information systems managers 2,160 $101,140 $66,760 - 140,580 16% 73%
22 Pharmacists 2,000 $96,460 $76,700 - 124,070 22% 97%
23 Training and development specialists 1,960 $53,450 $28,990 - 79,420 18% 56%
24 Public relations specialists 1,910 $54,060 $27,310 - 97,200 18% 81%
25 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,810 $78,750 $51,590 - 106,850 28% 85%
26 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 1,780 $43,120 $25,930 - 51,480 15% 72%
27 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,690 $50,870 $28,640 - 84,750 5% 58%
28 Civil engineers 1,680 $73,440 $46,310 - 105,880 18% 87%
29 Chief executives 1,630 $177,520 $91,000 - 2% 65%
30 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,600 $71,470 $45,020 - 104,160 53% 57%
31 Mechanical engineers 1,540 $69,170 $46,460 - 96,360 4% 78%
32 Physical therapists 1,540 $68,240 $31,170 - 104,500 27% 89%
33 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,460 $40,120 $24,910 - 60,260 15% 51%
34 Industrial engineers 1,450 $72,500 $48,450 - 102,290 20% 74%
35 Graphic designers 1,440 $43,330 $26,790 - 71,620 10% 55%
36 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,410 $47,460 $27,610 - 65,460 12% 51%
37 Social and human service assistants 1,290 $28,850 $18,650 - 39,330 34% 58%
38 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,250 $56,920 $30,460 - 91,980 17% 56%
39 Engineering managers 1,190 $90,470 $65,650 - 127,500 7% 84%
40 Financial specialists, all other 1,190 $63,470 $42,120 - 91,660 12% 50%
41 Marketing managers 1,180 $106,950 $54,250 - 14% 69%
42 Child, family, and school social workers 1,130 $37,600 $24,470 - 52,810 19% 77%
43 Financial analysts 1,120 $68,960 $36,320 - 113,520 34% 87%
44 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,070 $49,620 $33,700 - 70,000 20% 87%
45 Advertising sales agents 1,070 $49,570 $27,830 - 81,220 20% 56%
46 Computer specialists, all other 1,030 $69,640 $36,690 - 99,180 15% 68%
47 Database administrators 1,000 $65,820 $38,040 - 96,470 29% 72%
48 Insurance underwriters 970 $59,200 $38,080 - 86,470 6% 53%
49 Occupational therapists 950 $69,680 $49,450 - 99,560 23% 90%
50 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 940 $83,620 $63,250 - 106,600 8% 78%
51 Market research analysts 940 $59,260 $34,530 - 97,400 20% 82%
52 Coaches and scouts 940 $43,300 $14,130 - 76,830 15% 60%
53 Natural sciences managers 890 $57,010 $37,610 - 77,100 11% 93%
54 Librarians 870 $49,820 $33,500 - 72,850 4% 85%
55 Architects, except landscape and naval 830 $69,650 $41,030 - 117,290 18% 88%
56 Social and community service managers 760 $54,430 $32,430 - 88,970 25% 72%
57 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 760 $34,120 $23,710 - 47,340 11% 58%
58 Electronics engineers, except computer 720 $74,430 $44,810 - 109,370 4% 81%
59 Self-enrichment education teachers 710 $36,710 $24,120 - 52,200 23% 54%
60 Personal financial advisors 700 $111,600 $40,350 - 41% 81%
61 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 700 $66,410 $35,230 - 117,970 25% 93%
62 Medical and public health social workers 680 $47,940 $33,980 - 62,650 24% 77%
63 Electrical engineers 670 $76,350 $46,200 - 106,510 6% 81%
64 Speech-language pathologists 670 $67,170 $40,140 - 97,340 11% 98%
65 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 670 $56,400 $34,930 - 83,180 18% 56%
66 Dentists, general 620 $142,900 $66,740 - 9% 100%
67 Editors 620 $47,580 $28,380 - 78,870 2% 81%
68 Human resources managers, all other 610 $86,820 $54,770 - 129,740 11% 58%
69 Public relations managers 600 $75,940 $43,140 - 115,950 17% 75%
70 Health educators 570 $50,580 $28,920 - 79,030 26% 58%
71 Special education teachers, middle school 560 $52,740 $35,910 - 74,740 16% 87%
72 Special education teachers, secondary school 550 $53,000 $35,840 - 74,680 9% 87%
73 Floral designers 550 $22,680 $17,590 - 29,050 -9% 55%
74 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 540 $39,250 $22,490 - 57,290 30% 77%
75 Purchasing managers 510 $87,780 $54,970 - 131,790 3% 57%
76 Technical writers 510 $65,150 $38,610 - 93,440 20% 74%
77 Operations research analysts 500 $68,100 $41,390 - 114,100 11% 71%
78 Interior designers 480 $51,220 $27,400 - 87,700 20% 55%
79 Mental health counselors 450 $43,290 $28,240 - 61,500 30% 73%
80 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 450 $41,120 $22,400 - 69,800 12% 94%
81 Statisticians 430 $61,640 $32,160 - 93,250 9% 93%
82 Producers and directors 430 $51,480 $29,160 - 89,170 11% 75%
83 Surveyors 420 $47,490 $29,170 - 64,360 24% 82%
84 Education administrators, postsecondary 410 $71,530 $34,460 - 122,210 14% 78%
85 Commercial and industrial designers 410 $52,210 $27,540 - 84,930 7% 55%
86 Rehabilitation counselors 410 $28,480 $20,460 - 40,250 23% 73%
87 Credit analysts 400 $51,540 $32,830 - 82,190 2% 60%
88 Community and social service specialists, all other 400 $46,660 $25,890 - 77,950 25% 58%
89 Reporters and correspondents 400 $45,520 $22,460 - 65,740 1% 85%
90 Sales and related workers, all other 400 $34,730 $17,640 - 70,230 14% 62%
91 Dietitians and nutritionists 390 $49,220 $33,970 - 66,350 9% 72%
92 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 380 $78,330 $42,000 - 114,020 16% 99%
93 Financial examiners 360 $74,970 $41,610 - 120,370 11% 76%
94 Occupational health and safety specialists 360 $59,290 $36,830 - 87,460 8% 72%
95 Meeting and convention planners 360 $43,570 $26,100 - 70,000 20% 67%
96 Instructional coordinators 350 $68,000 $35,870 - 102,550 23% 79%
97 Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 340 $60,530 $49,190 - 75,560 10% 74%
98 Detectives and criminal investigators 330 $59,770 $33,410 - 93,590 17% 54%
99 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 330 $58,540 $35,890 - 78,280 -5% 96%
100 Veterinarians 320 $82,620 $49,790 - 129,080 35% 100%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 29,680 $23,190 $13,890 - 37,280 12% 25%
2 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 27,690 $24,660 $16,950 - 36,240 2% 5%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 22,600 $16,380 $12,970 - 20,820 18% 5%
4 Cashiers 20,020 $17,770 $13,350 - 23,420 -3% 10%
5 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 17,240 $37,420 $20,080 - 54,000 10% 4%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,750 $21,660 $14,310 - 31,480 15% 4%
7 Waiters and waitresses 15,820 $18,950 $13,070 - 29,650 11% 14%
8 Customer service representatives 15,660 $32,790 $21,050 - 50,200 25% 22%
9 Office clerks, general 15,560 $26,020 $15,490 - 37,640 13% 19%
10 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 13,170 $30,230 $21,620 - 40,710 1% 18%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 13,000 $34,810 $21,830 - 49,900 13% 16%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 11,600 $24,400 $15,720 - 36,020 -8% 8%
13 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 10,910 $38,440 $26,580 - 53,030 15% 18%
14 General and operations managers 9,140 $111,000 $50,790 - 2% 48%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 8,920 $48,880 $28,490 - 74,830 6% 29%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,270 $36,420 $20,500 - 56,770 10% 6%
17 Security guards 7,900 $26,160 $17,290 - 39,640 17% 13%
18 Team assemblers 7,750 $27,170 $19,140 - 36,740 0% 5%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 7,740 $41,010 $23,520 - 63,540 4% 25%
20 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 7,560 $25,400 $18,940 - 32,270 18% 7%
21 Receptionists and information clerks 6,690 $25,480 $16,370 - 34,010 17% 13%
22 Carpenters 6,290 $41,600 $27,000 - 62,180 10% 6%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 6,270 $31,900 $19,800 - 46,190 11% 14%
24 Industrial truck and tractor operators 6,190 $30,210 $21,950 - 39,780 -2% 2%
25 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 6,140 $29,490 $16,980 - 50,190 8% 4%
26 Construction laborers 5,920 $35,830 $19,990 - 50,860 11% 5%
27 Teacher assistants 5,830 $22,710 $15,260 - 31,160 10% 18%
28 Packers and packagers, hand 5,740 $21,850 $14,460 - 32,660 -12% 3%
29 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 5,660 $28,710 $18,730 - 40,500 4% 6%
30 Food preparation workers 5,620 $19,580 $14,350 - 25,280 15% 7%
31 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 5,420 $40,500 $31,110 - 51,500 14% 7%
32 Electricians 5,370 $52,560 $30,700 - 76,360 7% 7%
33 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 5,200 $23,350 $16,620 - 32,640 18% 6%
34 Cooks, restaurant 5,130 $23,120 $17,000 - 30,720 12% 5%
35 Cooks, fast food 5,010 $16,970 $13,110 - 22,680 8% 5%
36 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 4,740 $53,810 $31,250 - 80,280 -5% 15%
37 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,740 $18,600 $13,820 - 24,530 13% 5%
38 Sales representatives, services, all other 4,520 $62,990 $26,380 - 111,330 28% 48%
39 Counter and rental clerks 4,450 $26,580 $16,130 - 40,600 23% 16%
40 Business operations specialists, all other 4,330 $64,840 $35,430 - 98,690 21% 49%
41 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4,300 $34,490 $20,290 - 55,290 -7% 14%
42 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,130 $39,310 $21,230 - 60,800 14% 4%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 4,070 $60,210 $37,370 - 84,910 9% 10%
44 Child care workers 3,890 $19,040 $13,470 - 26,280 18% 15%
45 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 3,830 $48,450 $27,830 - 68,760 11% 4%
46 Computer support specialists 3,730 $43,210 $25,670 - 63,190 13% 43%
47 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 3,660 $51,760 $34,310 - 64,770 11% 33%
48 Bus drivers, school 3,600 $36,610 $18,870 - 50,200 9% 4%
49 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,480 $32,830 $22,680 - 45,190 4% 15%
50 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,360 $57,140 $34,640 - 83,580 7% 13%
51 Helpers--production workers 3,330 $24,700 $16,520 - 36,170 -1% 4%
52 Bartenders 3,260 $20,290 $13,730 - 30,240 11% 17%
53 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 3,230 $32,230 $19,070 - 56,030 -15% 0%
54 Machinists 3,180 $39,520 $21,920 - 61,650 -3% 3%
55 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 3,110 $34,210 $24,720 - 46,520 -1% 22%
56 Home health aides 3,020 $22,280 $17,250 - 30,780 49% 7%
57 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 3,010 $36,020 $16,900 - 61,840 -9% 5%
58 Medical assistants 2,970 $29,330 $22,200 - 38,040 35% 10%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,960 $81,210 $44,380 - 131,390 4% 38%
60 Insurance sales agents 2,930 $65,530 $29,950 - 110,750 13% 45%
61 Personal and home care aides 2,910 $21,470 $17,310 - 26,080 51% 10%
62 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,860 $17,020 $13,140 - 22,210 10% 8%
63 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 2,780 $38,970 $27,780 - 51,450 12% 3%
64 Tellers 2,740 $23,760 $19,250 - 30,240 14% 16%
65 Bill and account collectors 2,670 $30,710 $21,490 - 41,860 23% 13%
66 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,670 $16,760 $13,080 - 21,870 12% 6%
67 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,610 $17,620 $13,070 - 25,420 10% 17%
68 Dishwashers 2,540 $18,300 $13,440 - 25,190 10% 3%
69 Driver/sales workers 2,510 $24,380 $13,340 - 41,330 -5% 4%
70 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 2,430 $27,580 $15,210 - 42,170 12% 6%
71 Pharmacy technicians 2,410 $28,450 $21,090 - 38,240 32% 16%
72 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,330 $22,520 $16,750 - 29,230 11% 5%
73 Correctional officers and jailers 2,280 $31,380 $26,310 - 39,160 17% 11%
74 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 2,270 $51,990 $33,560 - 77,840 9% 47%
75 Medical secretaries 2,260 $30,450 $23,190 - 39,200 17% 18%
76 Telemarketers 2,130 $30,070 $17,590 - 45,140 -10% 14%
77 Fire fighters 2,100 $46,800 $31,210 - 63,150 12% 18%
78 Loan officers 2,050 $56,900 $26,220 - 103,340 12% 49%
79 Postal service mail carriers 2,040 $0 $ - 1% 11%
80 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1,970 $54,220 $34,840 - 79,910 0% 42%
81 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 1,930 $37,440 $21,160 - 51,700 2% 11%
82 Construction managers 1,920 $90,270 $55,420 - 131,500 16% 29%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 1,890 $44,970 $29,210 - 64,640 13% 17%
84 Painters, construction and maintenance 1,890 $37,010 $25,930 - 52,650 12% 6%
85 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,860 $41,450 $24,360 - 61,480 4% 30%
86 Healthcare support workers, all other 1,860 $27,190 $21,400 - 32,870 16% 10%
87 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,840 $45,250 $30,080 - 69,240 9% 5%
88 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 1,820 $50,190 $38,520 - 63,280 3% 13%
89 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,790 $22,450 $13,600 - 34,500 14% 3%
90 Physicians and surgeons, all other 1,770 $203,660 $129,930 - 0% 0%
91 Dental assistants 1,760 $36,380 $27,160 - 48,360 29% 9%
92 Cost estimators 1,740 $60,570 $35,680 - 91,950 19% 32%
93 Data entry keyers 1,710 $25,740 $17,640 - 33,720 -5% 18%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 1,700 $52,150 $33,390 - 73,550 10% 17%
95 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 1,690 $29,920 $18,720 - 42,150 -5% 5%
96 Legal secretaries 1,670 $41,570 $27,550 - 58,340 12% 18%
97 Paralegals and legal assistants 1,630 $44,150 $29,230 - 63,950 22% 45%
98 Machine feeders and offbearers 1,630 $27,760 $16,340 - 39,170 -15% 0%
99 Loan interviewers and clerks 1,620 $30,550 $18,590 - 48,350 -1% 24%
100 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,590 $23,800 $17,130 - 31,400 26% 43%
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Jobs More Common Near Indianapolis Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 22,010 430 16.8
Floor sanders and finishers 24,890 160 7.3
Mechanical door repairers 37,670 260 6.6
Power distributors and dispatchers 67,860 130 6.4
Telephone operators 45,920 310 5.4
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 43,120 1,780 5.3
Dancers 0 210 3.9
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 39,450 430 3.9
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 34,080 890 3.8
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 50,330 170 3.7
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other 19,280 130 3.6
Correspondence clerks 31,080 230 3.5
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 37,740 390 3.4
Athletic trainers 42,790 220 3.4
Statisticians 61,640 430 3.2
Millwrights 53,720 650 3.2
Natural sciences managers 57,010 890 3.2
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 32,930 280 3
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 26,270 200 2.9
Pharmacy aides 19,600 750 2.8
Respiratory therapy technicians 51,230 190 2.8
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,900 1,260 2.7
Elevator installers and repairers 71,600 310 2.7
Cargo and freight agents 43,620 1,480 2.7
Hazardous materials removal workers 30,070 630 2.7
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 41,120 450 2.7
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,550 1,350 2.6
Bailiffs 32,110 190 2.6
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 27,970 180 2.6
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 29,440 160 2.6
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 36,820 490 2.6
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 54,480 120 2.6
Actors 0 240 2.6
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 34,120 760 2.5
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 23,590 480 2.5
Psychiatric technicians 32,100 480 2.5
Machine feeders and offbearers 27,760 1,630 2.5
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 41,610 370 2.4
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 47,650 130 2.3
Photographers 32,150 930 2.3
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 60,530 340 2.3
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,230 3,230 2.3
Occupational health and safety technicians 43,260 100 2.2
Helpers--roofers 24,590 170 2.2
Financial examiners 74,970 360 2.2
Court reporters 36,410 160 2.1
Internists, general 180,040 560 2.1
Carpet installers 37,800 350 2.1
Materials engineers 61,190 260 2.1
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 39,710 3,370 2.1

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Indianapolis, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 105,630 2.97 300
Teachers and instructors, all other 63,800 1.68 4,980
Chiropractors 124,490 1.58 110
Production workers, all other 44,380 1.53 860
Bus drivers, school 36,610 1.4 3,600
Personal financial advisors 111,600 1.4 700
Telephone operators 45,920 1.37 310
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 36,020 1.36 3,010
Broadcast technicians 45,680 1.29 190
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 41,610 1.28 370
Real estate sales agents 59,300 1.26 660
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 45,950 1.25 110
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 42,540 1.25 500
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 61,980 1.25 1,000
Crossing guards 28,650 1.24 110
Community and social service specialists, all other 46,660 1.22 400
Sales representatives, services, all other 62,990 1.21 4,520
Telemarketers 30,070 1.21 2,130
Coaches and scouts 43,300 1.21 940
Psychiatrists 196,280 1.21 130
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,900 1.2 1,260
Tool and die makers 54,200 1.19 860
Optometrists 125,620 1.19 180
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 39,450 1.18 430
Instructional coordinators 68,000 1.18 350
Chief executives 177,520 1.18 1,630
Painters, transportation equipment 47,120 1.18 230
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 78,330 1.18 380
Financial managers 108,620 1.17 2,800
Insurance sales agents 65,530 1.17 2,930
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 81,210 1.16 2,960
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 25,010 1.16 290
Respiratory therapy technicians 51,230 1.16 190
Legal secretaries 41,570 1.16 1,670
Physical therapist assistants 52,860 1.15 350
Crane and tower operators 52,540 1.15 220
Avionics technicians 57,070 1.15 110
Construction laborers 35,830 1.15 5,920
Security and fire alarm systems installers 42,620 1.15 750
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 48,620 1.15 510
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 34,730 1.15 780
General and operations managers 111,000 1.15 9,140
Helpers, construction trades, all other 31,020 1.15 170
Automotive body and related repairers 45,070 1.15 730
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 29,920 1.15 1,690
Brickmasons and blockmasons 52,080 1.14 860
Physicians and surgeons, all other 203,660 1.14 1,770
Counter and rental clerks 26,580 1.14 4,450
Property, real estate, and community association managers 60,940 1.14 770
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,550 1.14 1,350

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