Highest-paying jobs in Indianapolis that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Indianapolis that don't require a college degree

From the moment they arrive on campus, today’s high school students are inundated with messages about the importance of receiving a college education. They hear it from their guidance counselors, teachers, parents, family members, neighbors, and coaches. While graduation from a four-year college can certainly work wonders for students’ future careers, it’s not necessary for all fields — something admissions officers and guidance counselors sometimes fail to mention.

To find the highest paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, Stacker consulted the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to compile a list of all jobs that don’t require higher education. All professions that listed a high school diploma, some college education (without a degree conferred), postsecondary nondegree award, or no formal education requirements for entry-level positions were considered. Jobs that didn’t list any entry-level education requirement were excluded, as were job titles that grouped several positions together. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to discover the highest paying jobs in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $56,500
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,080
- Employment: 9,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Columbus, OH ($75,880)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($56,500)
--- Reno, NV ($50,090)
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#49. Chefs and head cooks

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $56,630
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,920
- Employment: 129,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($79,430)
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#48. Construction and building inspectors

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $56,710
- #273 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,480
- Employment: 117,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
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#47. Sheet metal workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $56,960
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,730

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,760
- Employment: 122,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
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#46. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $57,120
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)

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#45. Fire inspectors and investigators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $57,140
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,680
- Employment: 14,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dayton, OH ($116,740)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($112,040)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($107,220)
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#44. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $58,100
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,940

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)
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#43. Industrial machinery mechanics

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $58,830
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,700

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- Employment: 373,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)
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#42. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $58,870
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- Employment: 25,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,600)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($92,910)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,660)
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#41. Firefighters

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $58,960
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,290
- Employment: 317,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($97,470)

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#40. Food service managers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $59,540
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#39. Structural iron and steel workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,270
- Employment: 68,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($83,340)
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#38. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $59,770
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- Employment: 55,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)
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#37. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $60,390
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- Employment: 25,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
--- Redding, CA ($72,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,740)
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#36. Advertising sales agents

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $61,980
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- Employment: 96,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,840)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($83,050)

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#35. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $62,160
- #315 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,210

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#34. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $62,920
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,350
- Employment: 417,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,500)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($89,190)
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#33. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $63,100
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,280

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,280
- Employment: 404,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,910)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($91,860)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,120)
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#32. Electricians

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $63,820
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,350

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,310
- Employment: 650,580
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)
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#31. Millwrights

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $63,930
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,260
- Employment: 39,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)

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#30. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $64,160
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- Employment: 1,443,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)
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#29. Crane and tower operators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $64,410
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 43,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($131,160)
--- Syracuse, NY ($103,350)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($99,990)
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#28. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $64,580
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)
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#27. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $64,640
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,310
- Employment: 44,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($98,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($94,070)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($92,800)
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#26. Occupational health and safety technicians

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $64,840
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,560
- Employment: 21,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)

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#25. Gas plant operators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $65,860
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,970
- Employment: 15,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($98,750)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($97,080)
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#24. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $67,710
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,660

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)
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#23. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $68,560
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,080
- Employment: 8,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($79,660)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($72,800)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($71,910)
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#22. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $70,390
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- Employment: 29,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,740)
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#21. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $71,120
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)

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#20. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $71,660
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,590

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#19. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $71,880
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#18. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $72,180
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#17. Boilermakers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,070
- Employment: 12,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,660)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($96,080)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($90,620)
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#16. Airfield operations specialists

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $74,700
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,360
- Employment: 12,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($88,510)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($80,230)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,230)

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#15. Insurance sales agents

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $75,760
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,130

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
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#14. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $80,920
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,370

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#13. Detectives and criminal investigators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $81,030
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#12. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $82,520
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#11. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $82,780
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,320
- Employment: 22,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($130,290)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($113,590)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($113,480)

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#10. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $86,450
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)
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#9. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $86,500
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#8. Transportation inspectors

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $87,040
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 25,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($112,260)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($111,930)
--- Anchorage, AK ($108,140)
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#7. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $87,450
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,640
- Employment: 22,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($120,210)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,510)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($114,280)
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#6. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $87,820
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,820
- Employment: 12,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($97,930)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($96,450)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($94,460)

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#5. Power plant operators

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $88,270
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,740
- Employment: 28,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
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#4. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $94,580
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $101,000
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#2. Commercial pilots

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $108,540
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#1. Athletes and sports competitors

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Annual mean salary: $167,930
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,930
- Employment: 12,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($212,500)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($210,210)
--- Columbus, OH ($201,290)

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