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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 Internists, General 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 9 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 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$254,980|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$232,410|
|6||Family and General Practitioners||$210,290|
|11||Air Traffic Controllers||$144,800|
|15||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$137,080|
|16||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$135,950|
|18||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$134,700|
|20||Training and Development Managers||$127,060|
|22||General and Operations Managers||$125,010|
|23||Personal Financial Advisors||$121,510|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$117,220|
|28||Managers, All Other||$117,080|
|29||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$115,700|
|31||Computer Network Architects||$109,930|
|32||Medical and Health Services Managers||$109,160|
|33||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$107,310|
|34||Real Estate Brokers||$106,910|
|38||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,900|
|39||Natural Sciences Managers||$103,520|
|40||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$103,350|
|41||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$103,210|
|42||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$102,760|
|44||Physical Scientists, All Other||$100,300|
|46||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$98,350|
|47||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$97,990|
|48||Education Administrators, All Other||$97,860|
|49||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$97,740|
|50||Industrial Production Managers||$97,720|
|51||Software Developers, Systems Software||$96,900|
|53||Administrative Services Managers||$95,930|
|55||Software Developers, Applications||$95,300|
|56||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$95,280|
|58||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$94,720|
|65||Computer Hardware Engineers||$93,230|
|67||Engineers, All Other||$92,160|
|69||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$90,470|
|71||Information Security Analysts||$89,790|
|73||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$89,120|
|75||Computer Systems Analysts||$87,700|
|76||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,450|
|77||Psychologists, All Other||$87,110|
|78||Computer Occupations, All Other||$86,900|
|79||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,770|
|81||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$85,510|
|88||Artists and Related Workers, All Other||$82,980|
|90||Emergency Management Directors||$82,440|
|91||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$81,950|
|96||Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other||$80,010|
|98||Accountants and Auditors||$79,170|
|99||Advertising Sales Agents||$78,780|
|100||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$78,650|
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