The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Georgia For 2020

By Chris Kolmar - May. 14, 2020
Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Georgia

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 Georgia. 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 Georgia.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Orthodontists
  3. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Pediatricians, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the Peach State. 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Georgia For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 676 job classifications in Georgia 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 data on March 29, 2020.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Georgia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $246,500 $160,730 320
2 Orthodontists $237,310 $70,560 200
3 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $236,530 $109,330 11,040
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $233,390 $101,560 780
5 Anesthesiologists $221,380 $148,750 610
6 Family Medicine Physicians $205,960 $83,550 2,260
7 Dentists, General $187,640 $59,070 2,950
8 Nurse Anesthetists $174,310 $137,140 1,110
9 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $174,160 $61,080 100
10 Pediatricians, General $156,320 $65,730 640
11 Computer And Information Systems Managers $149,080 $88,980 14,950
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $147,260 $92,020 4,700
13 Financial Managers $145,750 $66,410 18,280
14 Sales Managers $142,790 $68,500 15,290
15 Marketing Managers $142,700 $66,430 9,220
16 Commercial Pilots $140,500 $56,220 1,370
17 Advertising And Promotions Managers $139,710 $66,430 670
18 Air Traffic Controllers $134,550 $79,600 970
19 Podiatrists $134,200 $43,100 310
20 Lawyers $130,320 $52,040 19,500
21 Human Resources Managers $127,190 $68,670 5,670
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $124,560 $77,300 710
23 Purchasing Managers $122,980 $64,700 2,370
24 Pharmacists $122,550 $91,450 9,110
25 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $122,340 $59,010 220
26 Physicists $121,870 $59,990 60
27 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $119,320 $43,900 5,030
28 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $118,520 $66,100 2,190
29 Training And Development Managers $115,200 $59,840 1,540
30 Sales Engineers $114,430 $64,940 3,220
31 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $114,360 $51,720 10,100
32 Optometrists $113,800 $43,650 840
33 Actuaries $113,770 $59,270 250
34 Computer Network Architects $113,440 $68,330 5,750
35 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $113,150 $60,190 4,290
36 General And Operations Managers $112,800 $41,870 83,090
37 Aerospace Engineers $112,670 $68,690 2,430
38 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $112,470 $18,520 110
39 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $108,670 $57,870 70
40 Personal Financial Advisors $108,650 $36,900 4,950
41 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $108,580 $65,220 2,600
42 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $108,100 $48,400 1,200
43 Physical Scientists, All Other $107,100 $61,300 330
44 Industrial Production Managers $107,010 $61,540 4,470
45 Hydrologists $106,710 $82,200 70
46 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $106,100 $44,630 70
47 Nurse Practitioners $105,670 $76,410 7,690
48 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $104,470 $41,690 2,640
49 Art Directors $104,120 $50,810 920
50 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $103,230 $43,700 1,390
51 Construction Managers $103,130 $58,190 7,830
52 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,950 $49,830 1,710
53 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $102,680 $58,650 45,440
54 Economists $102,030 $63,800 360
55 Computer And Information Research Scientists $101,720 $54,060 720
56 Physician Assistants $101,460 $58,950 3,790
57 Statisticians $99,620 $59,570 660
58 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $99,510 $58,880 290
59 Information Security Analysts $99,420 $58,430 4,010
60 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,200 $66,990 4,050
61 Engineers, All Other $98,990 $58,890 6,780
62 Nurse Midwives $98,440 $54,980 520
63 Electrical Engineers $98,240 $58,310 4,180
64 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $96,110 $70,370 8,240
65 Microbiologists $95,510 $57,240 930
66 Psychologists, All Other $95,490 $61,240 350
67 Veterinarians $94,970 $56,840 2,200
68 Management Analysts $94,530 $50,580 19,860
69 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $94,460 $59,410 300
70 Chemical Engineers $94,360 $50,240 570
71 Database Administrators And Architects $94,110 $50,000 5,390
72 Materials Engineers $93,840 $56,570 420
73 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,710 $48,050 740
74 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $91,510 $29,730 1,090
75 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $90,830 $42,760 300
76 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $90,760 $35,180 2,140
77 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,730 $44,580 22,000
78 Computer Systems Analysts $90,700 $56,340 19,600
79 Artists And Related Workers, All Other $90,350 $58,230 390
80 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $89,330 $56,140 470
81 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,120 $21,080 300
82 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $87,870 $49,620 2,060
83 Web Developers And Digital Interface Designers $87,800 $53,200 3,170
84 Radiation Therapists $87,610 $59,210 440
85 Physical Therapists $87,590 $58,840 5,430
86 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $87,430 $50,270 9,150
87 Computer Programmers $87,040 $47,270 4,920
88 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $87,030 $19,060 50
89 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $86,900 $19,140 320
90 Mechanical Engineers $86,430 $57,030 4,970
91 Industrial Engineers $86,240 $53,950 7,380
92 Health Education Specialists $86,110 $39,890 2,530
93 Transportation Inspectors $85,840 $47,010 1,250
94 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $85,630 $41,710 14,150
95 Chemists $85,610 $50,420 1,270
96 Occupational Therapists $85,310 $53,840 3,070
97 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $84,680 $17,530 10,560
98 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,770 $42,810 160
99 Producers And Directors $83,240 $33,720 5,110
100 Environmental Engineers $82,450 $44,500 1,760

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Chris Kolmar

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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