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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?
We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Atlanta area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.
We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Atlanta.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Atlanta:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Atlanta. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Atlanta and Georgia job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 600 job classifications in Atlanta in order to identify those that get paid the most.
Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂
We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 29, 2020.
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|2||Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists||$243,420|
|3||Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$237,720|
|4||Family Medicine Physicians||$235,660|
|5||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$229,570|
|9||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$152,560|
|11||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$149,760|
|14||Air Traffic Controllers||$142,010|
|15||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$140,980|
|19||Human Resources Managers||$133,440|
|21||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$127,950|
|24||General and Operations Managers||$123,390|
|25||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$122,750|
|26||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$121,960|
|27||Administrative Services and Facilities Managers||$121,150|
|28||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,010|
|29||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$119,870|
|30||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$119,660|
|31||Training and Development Managers||$118,860|
|32||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$118,800|
|34||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$118,140|
|35||Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other||$117,040|
|38||Computer Network Architects||$115,030|
|39||Physical Scientists, All Other||$110,210|
|40||Personal Financial Advisors||$109,840|
|41||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$109,290|
|42||Industrial Production Managers||$108,270|
|43||Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other||$107,960|
|47||Computer Hardware Engineers||$105,900|
|48||Life Scientists, All Other||$105,840|
|50||Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers||$103,490|
|51||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,110|
|53||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$102,380|
|57||Information Security Analysts||$100,810|
|58||Engineers, All Other||$100,630|
|59||Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary||$100,610|
|62||Database Administrators and Architects||$99,230|
|63||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$98,710|
|66||Psychologists, All Other||$96,560|
|69||Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers||$95,400|
|70||Computer Occupations, All Other||$94,460|
|71||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,400|
|72||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,210|
|73||Artists and Related Workers, All Other||$92,570|
|74||Computer Systems Analysts||$91,690|
|75||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$91,180|
|76||Health Education Specialists||$90,920|
|77||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,770|
|78||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$90,540|
|79||Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other||$90,040|
|80||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$90,010|
|81||Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other||$89,820|
|83||Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers||$89,100|
|89||Producers and Directors||$87,620|
|92||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,380|
|94||Accountants and Auditors||$83,380|
|96||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,170|
|97||Emergency Management Directors||$82,570|
|98||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$82,520|
|99||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,440|
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