These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Georgia For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Georgia.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 703 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Georgia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $277,260 $175,070 710
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $245,520 $101,430 1,010
3 Anesthesiologists $242,080 $135,530 750
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $238,970 $99,090 9,530
5 Psychiatrists $219,250 $82,020 390
6 Chief Executives $217,560 $93,510 6,480
7 Pediatricians, General $203,860 $104,780 780
8 Family And General Practitioners $189,980 $72,520 3,820
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $186,010 $133,770 90
10 Dentists, General $181,690 $70,650 2,780
11 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $171,880 $59,880 100
12 Nurse Anesthetists $145,210 $86,950 1,010
13 Financial Managers $142,150 $66,000 17,130
14 Compensation And Benefits Managers $141,590 $79,450 540
15 Marketing Managers $141,090 $74,440 7,740
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $139,970 $82,260 13,240
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $139,600 $87,880 4,730
18 Air Traffic Controllers $137,600 $83,890 890
19 Physicists $137,420 $76,240 70
20 Lawyers $136,190 $53,840 18,160
21 Sales Managers $132,300 $61,340 15,750
22 Nuclear Engineers $132,220 $80,240 230
23 Advertising And Promotions Managers $128,750 $47,700 710
24 Human Resources Managers $125,900 $68,180 4,830
25 Podiatrists $124,230 $46,310 230
26 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $122,780 $65,020 1,530
27 Actuaries $121,780 $67,800 210
28 Purchasing Managers $121,760 $68,780 1,900
29 Managers, All Other $117,890 $63,560 11,520
30 Pharmacists $117,690 $83,980 9,880
31 Training And Development Managers $117,640 $58,590 1,240
32 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $117,180 $42,150 4,900
33 Personal Financial Advisors $115,880 $38,680 4,900
34 Petroleum Engineers $115,520 $62,560 80
35 Optometrists $114,830 $42,450 1,040
36 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $114,000 $78,810 330
37 Construction Managers $113,930 $62,090 6,350
38 Commercial Pilots $113,720 $56,220 1,020
39 Computer Network Architects $113,110 $71,060 5,270
40 Aerospace Engineers $113,090 $70,850 2,480
41 General And Operations Managers $112,810 $39,390 90,560
42 Medical And Health Services Managers $108,410 $56,630 8,140
43 Nurse Midwives $108,110 $81,380 430
44 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $107,010 $59,440 4,200
45 Economists $104,680 $58,970 400
46 Physical Scientists, All Other $104,300 $55,630 330
47 Nurse Practitioners $103,890 $73,820 5,200
48 Software Developers, Applications $103,630 $55,740 27,040
49 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $102,880 $44,630 1,420
50 Physician Assistants $102,510 $71,070 3,900
51 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $102,330 $55,570 6,760
52 Computer And Information Research Scientists $101,950 $55,460 810
53 Administrative Services Managers $101,930 $44,660 8,950
54 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $101,700 $63,160 2,400
55 Software Developers, Systems Software $101,530 $66,180 12,030
56 Hydrologists $101,480 $75,710 60
57 Industrial Production Managers $101,340 $59,100 5,100
58 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $99,540 $64,090 80
59 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $97,970 $51,120 250
60 Art Directors $97,550 $50,790 620
61 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $97,040 $53,570 2,480
62 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $96,280 $42,420 4,420
63 Financial Examiners $96,270 $36,580 710
64 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $95,650 $68,660 8,290
65 Psychologists, All Other $94,660 $61,860 310
66 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,950 $64,810 4,910
67 Management Analysts $93,740 $45,230 22,270
68 Sales Engineers $93,490 $43,470 1,990
69 Electrical Engineers $91,950 $59,170 4,240
70 Information Security Analysts $90,940 $55,140 2,840
71 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $90,940 $43,160 1,670
72 Computer Hardware Engineers $89,500 $41,710 1,400
73 Engineers, All Other $89,470 $44,410 3,150
74 Radiation Therapists $89,220 $55,770 660
75 Chemical Engineers $89,090 $38,030 570
76 Database Administrators $89,010 $52,340 4,300
77 Microbiologists $88,830 $46,650 850
78 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,400 $44,920 390
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $88,190 $47,320 16,580
80 Veterinarians $88,050 $47,230 1,950
81 Computer Systems Analysts $87,850 $50,600 17,380
82 Education Administrators, All Other $87,580 $47,130 1,400
83 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,570 $53,340 120
84 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $87,570 $48,160 10,820
85 Statisticians $87,210 $51,380 830
86 Civil Engineers $87,210 $45,210 9,660
87 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $86,500 $41,800 2,650
88 Physical Therapists $86,420 $57,770 5,080
89 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,350 $44,080 970
90 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $85,910 $44,840 250
91 Computer Programmers $85,380 $49,520 6,880
92 Artists And Related Workers, All Other $85,270 $38,430 440
93 Chemists $84,910 $45,930 1,160
94 Insurance Underwriters $84,500 $42,700 5,500
95 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $84,390 $52,950 160
96 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $84,050 $51,010 70
97 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,980 $47,790 190
98 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $83,500 $29,910 2,050
99 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $83,240 $56,550 780
100 Industrial Engineers $83,000 $51,140 6,440

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