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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Indiana Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Indiana, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons$39,49048028.4
2Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders$37,0829007.0
3Recreational vehicle service technicians$31,5904506.6
4Pourers and casters, metal$37,2255205.3
5Fiberglass laminators and fabricators$26,6508404.5
6Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,8901,2304.5
7Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$34,1601,3004.4
8Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$34,3161,5304.2
9Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,8514,0304.2
10Insurance appraisers, auto damage$44,8404803.9
11Rail car repairers$40,6302003.8
12Crane and tower operators$37,0451,8503.4
13Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$54,0973203.3
14Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders$28,5146603.2
15Tank car, truck, and ship loaders$30,5953603.1
16Millwrights$46,4781,4503.1
17Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$33,9222,5903.0
18Insulation workers, mechanical$32,1903602.9
19Paperhangers$40,4301102.8
20Dancers(varies)3802.8
21Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers$27,8351802.7
22Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators$43,4451002.6
23Precision instrument and equipment repairers$30,7522402.5
24Surgeons$187,2461,3602.5
25Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners$33,4853802.5
26Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders$30,5759002.5
27Structural metal fabricators and fitters$32,7053,0302.4
28Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,4354,5802.4
29Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,6151,1802.4
30Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$29,7873,2302.3
31Tool and die makers$42,7833,2202.3
32Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles$37,0802302.3
33Team assemblers$28,69639,2502.3
34Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,1268,4402.3
35Cutters and trimmers, hand$25,8507002.2
36Plant and system operators$42,5852502.2
37Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing$24,7981,9602.2
38Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$33,4255102.1
39Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders$28,4432,8402.1
40Foundry mold and coremakers$28,6601702.1
41Machine feeders and offbearers$24,1133,4802.1
42Boilermakers$43,0102802.1
43Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood$25,8118602.0
44Painters, transportation equipment$33,5881,3602.0
45Psychiatric technicians$25,2901,2202.0
46Helpers--production workers$22,59015,0102.0
47Gaming cage workers$21,3603402.0
48Surveying and mapping technicians$30,6661,8602.0
49Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers$31,1599,3201.9
50Home appliance repairers$31,2838401.9
51Grinding and polishing workers, hand$25,1521,0001.8
52Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic$32,1003,3101.8
53Medical appliance technicians$33,7901101.8
54Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$33,8118201.8
55Athletic trainers$31,2262301.8
56Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment$35,9301101.7
57First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers$49,11617,7301.7
58Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers$32,19712,8101.7
59Power plant operators$52,0353401.7
60Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,9071,5601.6
61First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers$35,8154301.6
62Teachers and instructors$27,57711,0701.6
63Machinists$33,8938,9001.6
64Natural sciences managers$67,6679601.6
65Legislators$20,7519101.6
66Radio and television announcers$26,7087401.6
67Vocational education teachers, middle school$48,4401801.6
68Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$35,73037,5801.6
69Respiratory therapists$43,4652,1601.6
70Motor vehicle operators$22,8401,5501.6
71Agricultural inspectors$35,5401101.6
72Cooks, short order$16,3624,3201.6
73Occupational health and safety technicians$35,0601101.6
74Industrial machinery mechanics$42,9445,1301.6
75Tire repairers and changers$22,5552,0101.6
76Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders$33,8602701.5
77Industrial truck and tractor operators$29,57314,9501.5
78Industrial production managers$73,5483,7401.5
79Sheet metal workers$42,6254,0301.5
80Packers and packagers, hand$19,97520,0001.5
81Bus drivers, school$26,4429,5001.5
82Medical transcriptionists$26,8301,9101.5
83Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$48,1863,5301.5
84Drafters$37,0162501.5
85Floral designers$21,1851,3601.5
86Food cooking machine operators and tenders$18,1345801.5
87Medical records and health information technicians$25,5123,7101.5
88Brickmasons and blockmasons$44,3022,5001.5
89Highway maintenance workers$27,2091,9901.5
90Assemblers and fabricators$25,9774,1001.4
91Insurance claims and policy processing clerks$27,1955,0401.4
92Medical equipment repairers$36,6805101.4
93Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$31,5571,3001.4
94Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists$35,0825,5301.4
95Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food$14,60852,3901.4
96Meter readers, utilities$30,0476401.4
97Mechanical drafters$42,1951,4901.4
98Commercial pilots$67,7663001.4
99Motorcycle mechanics$30,8421601.4
100Funeral directors$46,8262301.4

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Indiana

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Indiana are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons68,600$21,2630.9
2Cashiers56,900$15,9501.0
3Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food52,390$14,6081.4
4Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand47,070$24,2201.2
5Registered nurses41,830$49,1941.1
6Office clerks, general41,210$22,3250.8
7Team assemblers39,250$28,6962.3
8Waiters and waitresses38,350$14,0931.0
9Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners37,740$22,4751.1
10Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer37,580$35,7301.6
11Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive34,110$25,2841.2
12Stock clerks and order fillers30,070$20,6301.1
13Customer service representatives27,500$30,3410.8
14Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks27,470$27,6430.9
15Maintenance and repair workers, general26,830$32,4321.3
16Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products23,550$52,2391.0
17General and operations managers23,550$84,7830.8
18Executive secretaries and administrative assistants20,930$32,5040.8
19Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants20,830$21,0751.0
20Elementary school teachers, except special education20,060$44,7931.0
21Packers and packagers, hand20,000$19,9751.5
22First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers19,320$41,4190.8
23Teacher assistants18,220$19,3161.0
24First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers18,130$35,3571.0
25Receptionists and information clerks17,970$20,9161.0
26First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers17,730$49,1161.7
27Carpenters17,210$38,2331.1
28Food preparation workers16,520$17,0821.1
29Accountants and auditors15,840$50,3270.9
30Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks15,130$25,8281.2
31Helpers--production workers15,010$22,5902.0
32Industrial truck and tractor operators14,950$29,5731.5
33Security guards14,710$22,9750.8
34Truck drivers, light or delivery services14,570$26,9410.9
35Construction laborers13,950$33,0410.9
36First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers13,680$25,1221.1
37Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses13,630$34,1951.2
38Landscaping and groundskeeping workers13,580$21,2980.9
39Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education12,930$44,0640.9
40Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers12,810$32,1971.7
41Maids and housekeeping cleaners12,690$16,7060.9
42Cooks, restaurant12,440$18,6941.0
43Electricians11,780$48,0681.2
44Teachers and instructors11,070$27,5771.6
45Automotive service technicians and mechanics10,960$32,2871.0
46Cooks, fast food10,630$14,4411.1
47First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers10,050$52,4071.4
48First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers9,760$54,1901.1
49Tellers9,570$20,2841.1
50Bus drivers, school9,500$26,4421.5
51Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers9,320$31,1591.9
52Billing and posting clerks and machine operators9,270$26,5451.1
53Business operations specialists9,270$47,8960.6
54Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters9,100$51,4241.3
55Counter and rental clerks9,070$20,4801.2
56Machinists8,900$33,8931.6
57Driver/sales workers8,780$22,3311.4
58Bartenders8,490$15,4851.1
59Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic8,440$30,1262.3
60Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education8,190$45,6320.9
61Dishwashers7,870$14,7861.0
62Sales representatives, services7,400$47,0651.0
63Personal and home care aides7,350$18,6160.9
64Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators7,280$42,6301.3
65Police and sheriff's patrol officers7,250$38,5880.9
66Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers7,160$14,0111.1
67Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products7,130$57,7701.2
68Cooks, institution and cafeteria7,030$20,2371.3
69Computer support specialists6,850$35,2860.8
70Medical assistants6,750$24,7601.0
71Managers6,260$60,0031.1
72Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders6,210$28,4181.0
73Production, planning, and expediting clerks6,200$38,9501.3
74Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop6,080$14,3360.8
75Child care workers5,970$16,7760.7
76Cleaners of vehicles and equipment5,930$18,7181.1
77Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop5,850$15,1391.0
78Home health aides5,690$20,2260.6
79Bill and account collectors5,630$27,6990.8
80Pharmacy technicians5,570$23,6821.3
81Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists5,530$35,0821.4
82Postal service mail carriers5,530$44,5181.0
83Financial managers5,510$79,8730.7
84Insurance sales agents5,400$58,8741.1
85Lawyers5,280$73,1440.6
86Computer systems analysts5,270$61,5720.6
87Industrial machinery mechanics5,130$42,9441.6
88Insurance claims and policy processing clerks5,040$27,1951.4
89Medical and health services managers4,920$65,4701.3
90Child, family, and school social workers4,880$31,7561.3
91Loan officers4,770$49,7050.9
92Chief executives4,760$129,5660.9
93First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers4,710$63,2700.9
94Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic4,580$28,4352.4
95First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators4,510$50,2191.3
96Sales managers4,460$87,8210.8
97Management analysts4,460$63,2900.6
98Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists4,390$19,1710.8
99Telemarketers4,340$23,3000.7
100Cooks, short order4,320$16,3621.6
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