What kind of jobs are there in Indianapolis, IN?

Indianapolis has seen extensive job growth in recent years, making it a popular place for new graduates looking for work. Jobs in the health care industry are abundant, as are those in tourism and those revolving around major sporting events. A number of national companies are headquartered in the area, including Eli Lilly and Co., Anthem Inc., Angie's List, RCI, Simon Property Group, Dow AgroSciences, Finish Line Inc. and the NCAA.

Indiana has a right-to-work law, which forbids contracts that would require workers to join a union or pay dues. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.9 /10

How we calculate this.

Indianapolis has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.7% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Indianapolis

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23.33k - $32.22k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20.92k - $32.28k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k