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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Indiana

What professions have the highest employment in Indiana? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Indiana. We note that the total employment in Indiana is 2,905,170. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 92,100 people (3.17 percent of the total employment in Indiana). The second most common job is the combined food preparation and serving worker, including fast food profession which employs 83,930 people (2.89 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Indiana is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Indiana

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
2,905,170
100.00% $32,500
2 Retail Salespersons
92,100
3.17% $19,830
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
83,930
2.89% $17,810
4 Team Assemblers
79,680
2.74% $26,580
5 Cashiers
69,930
2.41% $18,360
6 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
59,920
2.06% $23,880
7 Registered Nurses
59,610
2.05% $57,770
8 Office Clerks, General
52,380
1.80% $25,760
9 Waiters and Waitresses
50,220
1.73% $18,540
10 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
48,740
1.68% $39,380
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
43,310
1.49% $22,800
12 Customer Service Representatives
42,840
1.47% $30,990
13 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
41,190
1.42% $22,140
14 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
36,550
1.26% $31,350
15 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
35,090
1.21% $34,170
16 General and Operations Managers
33,650
1.16% $87,000
17 Nursing Assistants
31,550
1.09% $23,040
18 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
30,570
1.05% $55,230
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
30,280
1.04% $36,350
20 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
26,360
0.91% $35,840
21 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
25,150
0.87% $49,310
22 Teacher Assistants
24,680
0.85% $21,750
23 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
24,380
0.84% $46,120
24 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23,920
0.82% $32,870
25 Personal Care Aides
23,880
0.82% $19,050
26 Restaurant Cooks
22,970
0.79% $20,210
27 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
22,360
0.77% $53,070
28 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
20,340
0.70% $28,220
29 Accountants and Auditors
20,320
0.70% $60,190
30 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
19,750
0.68% $33,750
31 Food Preparation Workers
19,490
0.67% $18,540
32 Security Guards
18,500
0.64% $23,210
33 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
18,400
0.63% $40,420
34 Substitute Teachers
17,710
0.61% $20,870
35 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
17,670
0.61% $50,190
36 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
17,620
0.61% $18,590
37 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
17,570
0.60% $29,770
38 Packers and Packagers
17,470
0.60% $21,120
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
17,130
0.59% $29,330
40 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
17,100
0.59% $23,090
41 Receptionists and Information Clerks
16,600
0.57% $25,010
42 Electricians
15,980
0.55% $58,820
43 Helpers--Production Workers
15,910
0.55% $24,360
44 Machinists
14,810
0.51% $39,410
45 Construction Laborers
14,580
0.50% $38,380
46 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
14,420
0.50% $26,970
47 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
13,980
0.48% $28,920
48 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
13,640
0.47% $47,610
49 Medical Assistants
13,390
0.46% $28,460
50 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
13,240
0.46% $34,720
51 Carpenters
13,080
0.45% $38,130
52 Home Health Aides
13,040
0.45% $21,390
53 Other Sales Representatives
12,760
0.44% $45,310
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
12,500
0.43% $37,410
55 Bartenders
12,360
0.43% $18,640
56 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
11,690
0.40% $21,610
57 Medical Secretaries
11,660
0.40% $30,340
58 Counter and Rental Clerks
11,540
0.40% $23,280
59 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
11,440
0.39% $28,120
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
11,300
0.39% $46,630
61 Tellers
11,150
0.38% $23,590
62 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
11,120
0.38% $29,880
63 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
10,900
0.38% $26,750
64 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
10,800
0.37% $57,650
65 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
10,720
0.37% $42,950
66 Other Business Operations Specialists
10,640
0.37% $58,070
67 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
10,540
0.36% $56,020
68 Driver/Sales Workers
10,500
0.36% $19,180
69 Fast Food Cooks
10,390
0.36% $17,900
70 Mechanical Engineers
10,360
0.36% $71,580
71 Childcare Workers
10,230
0.35% $19,040
72 Billing and Posting Clerks
10,090
0.35% $32,550
73 Human Resources Specialists
9,900
0.34% $47,300
74 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,760
0.34% $51,180
75 Dishwashers
9,630
0.33% $18,050
76 Other Production Workers
9,030
0.31% $32,750
77 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
8,930
0.31% $60,610
78 Pharmacy Technicians
8,920
0.31% $28,170
79 Financial Managers
8,680
0.30% $94,090
80 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
8,540
0.29% $31,320
81 Other Physicians and Surgeons
8,440
0.29% n/a
82 Firefighters
8,250
0.28% $46,860
83 Applications Software Developers
8,250
0.28% $80,000
84 All Other Managers
8,180
0.28% $58,710
85 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
8,140
0.28% $17,840
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
8,100
0.28% $20,990
87 Correctional Officers and Jailers
7,990
0.28% $30,860
88 Industrial Engineers
7,950
0.27% $69,830
89 Computer User Support Specialists
7,940
0.27% $42,230
90 Medical and Health Services Managers
7,940
0.27% $79,060
91 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
7,930
0.27% $48,320
92 Management Analysts
7,900
0.27% $69,550
93 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
7,770
0.27% $48,070
94 Computer Systems Analysts
7,490
0.26% $68,500
95 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
7,410
0.26% $39,410
96 Insurance Sales Agents
7,280
0.25% $45,810
97 Lawyers
7,270
0.25% $88,680
98 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
7,170
0.25% $18,230
99 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
7,050
0.24% $24,340
100 Sales Managers
7,050
0.24% $94,320
101 Industrial Production Managers
7,030
0.24% $80,880
102 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
6,930
0.24% $17,960
103 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
6,910
0.24% $73,130
104 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
6,850
0.24% $63,030
105 Postal Service Mail Carriers
6,750
0.23% $55,960
106 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
6,620
0.23% $22,430
107 Pharmacists
6,370
0.22% $118,030
108 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
6,100
0.21% $44,250
109 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
6,080
0.21% $53,020
110 Coaches and Scouts
6,060
0.21% $21,670
111 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
6,020
0.21% $51,630
112 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,800
0.20% $33,190
113 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
5,700
0.20% $29,180
114 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,540
0.19% $51,510
115 Dental Assistants
5,520
0.19% $35,390
116 Parts Salespersons
5,330
0.18% $28,900
117 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
5,320
0.18% $37,220
118 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
5,260
0.18% $31,630
119 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
5,170
0.18% $18,160
120 Recreation Workers
5,130
0.18% $21,190
121 Tool and Die Makers
5,010
0.17% $50,290
122 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
5,000
0.17% $64,740
123 Social and Human Service Assistants
4,990
0.17% $28,120
124 Computer and Information Systems Managers
4,970
0.17% $101,210
125 Printing Press Operators
4,960
0.17% $33,520
126 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
4,950
0.17% $27,450
127 Dental Hygienists
4,930
0.17% $67,130
128 Training and Development Specialists
4,900
0.17% $53,400
129 Chief Executives
4,880
0.17% $162,650
130 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,730
0.16% $42,560
131 Food Service Managers
4,720
0.16% $46,560
132 Bill and Account Collectors
4,630
0.16% $30,610
133 Cost Estimators
4,620
0.16% $58,040
134 Graduate Teaching Assistants
4,610
0.16% $38,380
135 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
4,600
0.16% $18,280
136 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
4,560
0.16% $37,240
137 Loan Officers
4,560
0.16% $56,560
138 Construction Managers
4,560
0.16% $76,410
139 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
4,540
0.16% $46,730
140 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
4,520
0.16% $29,070
141 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
4,500
0.15% $24,030
142 Computer Programmers
4,450
0.15% $62,310
143 Telemarketers
4,430
0.15% $21,830
144 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
4,390
0.15% $38,390
145 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
4,390
0.15% $49,570
146 Physical Therapists
4,360
0.15% $82,420
147 Radiologic Technologists
4,300
0.15% $52,400
148 Architectural and Engineering Managers
4,220
0.15% $108,100
149 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
4,180
0.14% $37,410
150 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
4,170
0.14% $81,710
151 Highway Maintenance Workers
4,110
0.14% $33,810
152 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
4,100
0.14% $34,300
153 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
4,080
0.14% $32,920
154 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
4,050
0.14% $19,570
155 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
4,010
0.14% $57,190
156 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
3,950
0.14% $19,350
157 Other Postsecondary Teachers
3,930
0.14% $56,970
158 Data Entry Keyers
3,900
0.13% $25,300
159 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
3,850
0.13% $27,760
160 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
3,850
0.13% $37,890
161 Healthcare Social Workers
3,830
0.13% $42,930
162 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
3,820
0.13% $49,080
163 Order Clerks
3,800
0.13% $31,630
164 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
3,790
0.13% $39,390
165 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
3,780
0.13% $27,130
166 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
3,680
0.13% $19,770
167 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
3,680
0.13% $33,190
168 Public Relations Specialists
3,650
0.13% $46,310
169 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,620
0.12% $36,020
170 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
3,560
0.12% $52,410
171 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
3,560
0.12% $37,520
172 Compliance Officers
3,550
0.12% $56,140
173 Sewing Machine Operators
3,530
0.12% $23,380
174 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
3,530
0.12% $18,660
175 Sheet Metal Workers
3,460
0.12% $51,700
176 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
3,450
0.12% $57,130
177 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
3,430
0.12% $31,770
178 Nurse Practitioners
3,410
0.12% $90,670
179 Electrical Engineers
3,410
0.12% $77,960
180 Administrative Services Managers
3,390
0.12% $70,530
181 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
3,380
0.12% $33,310
182 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
3,360
0.12% $27,000
183 Library Assistants, Clerical
3,360
0.12% $21,640
184 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,340
0.11% $28,730
185 Personal Financial Advisors
3,330
0.11% $72,630
186 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
3,320
0.11% $20,930
187 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
3,320
0.11% $28,420
188 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
3,290
0.11% $50,790
189 Legal Secretaries
3,290
0.11% $35,040
190 Respiratory Therapists
3,250
0.11% $53,040
191 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,190
0.11% $33,910
192 Graphic Designers
3,190
0.11% $37,720
193 Systems Software Developers
3,180
0.11% $82,840
194 Postsecondary Education Administrators
3,170
0.11% $73,220
195 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,160
0.11% $34,670
196 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
3,160
0.11% $42,650
197 Marketing Managers
3,130
0.11% $95,210
198 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
3,030
0.10% $36,120
199 Property, Real Estate Managers
3,030
0.10% $46,800
200 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
2,990
0.10% $39,020

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