These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Atlanta, GA For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Atlanta that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 11 hours ago

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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Atlanta.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Atlanta:

  1. Internists, General
  2. Surgeons
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Atlanta For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 627 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Atlanta

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $268,350 $180,190 1,110
2 Surgeons $266,600 $163,030 980
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $254,980 $129,840 490
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $232,410 $140,960 6,800
5 Psychiatrists $221,980 $125,620 260
6 Family and General Practitioners $210,290 $75,530 1,520
7 Chief Executives $199,950 $80,580 6,040
8 Pediatricians, General $177,930 $90,670 700
9 Dentists, General $174,010 $86,920 1,420
10 Podiatrists $161,130 $48,130 180
11 Air Traffic Controllers $144,800 $114,880 780
12 Financial Managers $143,340 $71,780 12,420
13 Physicists $140,540 $92,120 40
14 Lawyers $137,390 $57,130 12,200
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers $137,080 $73,760 410
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,950 $82,880 9,750
17 Marketing Managers $135,020 $72,600 5,210
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers $134,700 $81,700 3,060
19 Nurse Anesthetists $132,940 $103,330 410
20 Training and Development Managers $127,060 $78,120 870
21 Sales Managers $126,610 $54,460 11,020
22 General and Operations Managers $125,010 $44,710 56,990
23 Personal Financial Advisors $121,510 $31,350 4,580
24 Optometrists $117,300 $51,120 430
25 Purchasing Managers $117,300 $66,820 1,370
26 Human Resources Managers $117,220 $63,750 3,210
27 Pharmacists $117,150 $87,450 4,760
28 Managers, All Other $117,080 $66,040 7,350
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $115,700 $60,410 1,170
30 Petroleum Engineers $113,740 $57,850 50
31 Computer Network Architects $109,930 $66,090 4,580
32 Medical and Health Services Managers $109,160 $49,770 3,610
33 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $107,310 $48,320 610
34 Real Estate Brokers $106,910 $55,290 520
35 Aerospace Engineers $106,820 $72,850 970
36 Nuclear Engineers $106,360 $75,870 30
37 Sales Engineers $106,120 $42,550 2,540
38 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $103,900 $29,890 180
39 Natural Sciences Managers $103,520 $59,130 850
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers $103,350 $43,230 890
41 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $103,210 $61,190 1,800
42 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,760 $57,610 1,580
43 Construction Managers $102,670 $50,890 3,470
44 Physical Scientists, All Other $100,300 $51,020 270
45 Physician Assistants $99,450 $71,100 1,960
46 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $98,350 $51,660 2,890
47 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $97,990 $50,140 1,590
48 Education Administrators, All Other $97,860 $46,000 390
49 Computer and Information Research Scientists $97,740 $48,300 610
50 Industrial Production Managers $97,720 $55,080 2,210
51 Software Developers, Systems Software $96,900 $56,720 11,330
52 Hydrologists $96,880 $85,580 30
53 Administrative Services Managers $95,930 $41,990 6,780
54 Economists $95,700 $60,850 360
55 Software Developers, Applications $95,300 $52,220 20,760
56 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $95,280 $33,920 5,820
57 Chemical Engineers $94,770 $37,610 270
58 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $94,720 $63,320 70
59 Actuaries $94,570 $54,400 240
60 Commercial Pilots $94,040 $37,490 520
61 Veterinarians $93,970 $60,980 1,120
62 Nurse Practitioners $93,510 $58,560 1,940
63 Management Analysts $93,400 $43,700 19,630
64 Civil Engineers $93,290 $46,260 5,700
65 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,230 $46,220 1,390
66 Nurse Midwives $92,880 $73,070 240
67 Engineers, All Other $92,160 $53,650 1,430
68 Radiation Therapists $91,600 $54,490 290
69 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $90,470 $56,490 3,450
70 Art Directors $90,420 $52,120 640
71 Information Security Analysts $89,790 $55,060 1,900
72 Electrical Engineers $89,570 $55,850 2,840
73 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $89,120 $63,370 4,460
74 Statisticians $87,720 $45,460 350
75 Computer Systems Analysts $87,700 $42,420 13,940
76 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $87,450 $40,110 1,330
77 Psychologists, All Other $87,110 $45,050 130
78 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,900 $44,010 4,560
79 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,770 $48,110 170
80 Microbiologists $86,430 $47,410 580
81 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $85,510 $49,010 8,440
82 Database Administrators $85,400 $51,480 4,250
83 Financial Examiners $85,250 $33,610 580
84 Industrial Engineers $85,220 $54,930 3,400
85 Computer Programmers $84,690 $51,010 7,840
86 Mechanical Engineers $84,190 $53,680 3,150
87 Health Educators $83,550 $42,100 2,560
88 Artists and Related Workers, All Other $82,980 $35,640 340
89 Physical Therapists $82,570 $65,510 2,970
90 Emergency Management Directors $82,440 $47,440 170
91 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $81,950 $39,500 7,620
92 Financial Analysts $80,530 $46,400 5,630
93 Materials Engineers $80,280 $45,170 160
94 Occupational Therapists $80,170 $63,690 1,750
95 Web Developers $80,080 $44,520 2,450
96 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $80,010 $56,840 120
97 Loan Officers $79,310 $32,530 5,130
98 Accountants and Auditors $79,170 $43,040 28,660
99 Advertising Sales Agents $78,780 $28,030 4,330
100 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $78,650 $57,990 220

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