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  • Share of workers in physically demanding jobs: 10.6%
  • Average wage for physically demanding jobs: $43,373
  • Average wage for all occupations: $49,380
  • Total employment in protective services: 23,720
  • Total employment in construction & extraction: 40,040
  • Total employment in installation & repair: 39,380

Indianapolis is a major transportation and logistics center for the Midwest and boasts the second-largest FedEx air hub worldwide. This contributes to the city’s high concentration of physically demanding jobs. Workers in physically demanding jobs in Indianapolis earn about 12 percent less than the typical worker, which is on par with the national figures.

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