These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Georgia For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Georgia.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Anesthesiologists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
  9. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 700 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Georgia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $242,220 $100,290 820
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $235,060 $108,380 10,690
3 Psychiatrists $231,410 $87,090 400
4 Anesthesiologists $224,300 $140,630 540
5 Chief Executives $218,590 $91,490 6,260
6 Pediatricians, General $181,000 $106,840 680
7 Dentists, General $176,600 $57,340 3,110
8 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $172,320 $59,210 100
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $156,190 $105,560 90
10 Nurse Anesthetists $151,070 $90,660 990
11 Advertising And Promotions Managers $146,390 $77,900 610
12 Financial Managers $145,920 $66,960 17,840
13 Computer And Information Systems Managers $143,930 $85,720 13,990
14 Marketing Managers $143,660 $73,280 7,890
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $142,240 $90,920 4,740
16 Sales Managers $140,820 $67,530 14,890
17 Air Traffic Controllers $136,210 $79,600 990
18 Commercial Pilots $130,760 $57,870 1,030
19 Lawyers $128,930 $50,060 20,080
20 Human Resources Managers $126,650 $68,260 5,240
21 Compensation And Benefits Managers $125,710 $73,740 530
22 Podiatrists $125,390 $67,050 270
23 Purchasing Managers $125,290 $69,320 1,780
24 Physicists $122,040 $59,160 50
25 Personal Financial Advisors $121,420 $37,660 4,660
26 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $119,400 $44,070 4,970
27 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $118,930 $63,190 60
28 Actuaries $118,790 $68,430 210
29 Pharmacists $118,710 $83,810 10,530
30 Managers, All Other $118,060 $60,510 14,480
31 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $117,770 $66,240 1,680
32 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $116,600 $81,610 320
33 Administrative Services Managers $116,170 $58,470 8,490
34 Computer Network Architects $114,240 $73,020 5,390
35 Aerospace Engineers $114,160 $72,250 2,550
36 Training And Development Managers $113,690 $60,670 1,410
37 General And Operations Managers $113,440 $41,170 85,920
38 Medical And Health Services Managers $111,850 $57,620 8,790
39 Economists $111,570 $58,670 330
40 Art Directors $111,500 $50,450 730
41 Internists, General $111,250 $54,320 1,980
42 Nurse Midwives $109,640 $80,700 370
43 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $108,990 $65,980 3,780
44 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $108,150 $48,760 1,340
45 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $107,530 $65,220 2,560
46 Financial Examiners $106,870 $51,940 630
47 Nurse Practitioners $106,750 $80,970 6,110
48 Physical Scientists, All Other $106,560 $64,270 320
49 Construction Managers $105,330 $58,280 7,320
50 Software Developers, Applications $105,240 $55,290 30,440
51 Hydrologists $105,230 $81,440 70
52 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,100 $66,970 12,910
53 Optometrists $104,970 $41,810 990
54 Industrial Production Managers $104,120 $60,670 4,990
55 Physician Assistants $103,190 $62,590 3,470
56 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,720 $53,240 260
57 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,590 $46,810 180
58 Sales Engineers $100,510 $60,540 2,180
59 Computer Hardware Engineers $100,190 $51,950 1,180
60 Computer And Information Research Scientists $100,140 $53,870 690
61 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $99,890 $66,420 80
62 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $98,140 $57,890 110
63 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,830 $53,410 740
64 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $96,420 $51,440 300
65 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $96,330 $68,650 8,100
66 Artists And Related Workers, All Other $96,270 $71,410 340
67 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $96,180 $56,490 360
68 Psychologists, All Other $95,940 $57,250 300
69 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,840 $66,620 5,030
70 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,670 $44,620 1,930
71 Information Security Analysts $94,490 $55,840 2,910
72 Microbiologists $94,050 $55,150 760
73 Engineers, All Other $93,580 $50,920 4,380
74 Management Analysts $93,530 $46,220 21,380
75 Statisticians $92,800 $54,250 920
76 Computer Programmers $92,390 $51,550 5,460
77 Database Administrators $92,090 $55,240 4,280
78 Chemical Engineers $91,530 $47,250 500
79 Veterinarians $91,270 $52,810 2,170
80 Computer Systems Analysts $91,060 $54,150 19,160
81 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,140 $47,370 21,500
82 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $89,520 $37,720 4,230
83 Biochemists And Biophysicists $89,450 $57,120 90
84 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $89,190 $32,500 2,100
85 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $88,790 $51,730 150
86 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,570 $54,470 120
87 Electrical Engineers $87,850 $55,500 4,330
88 History Teachers, Postsecondary $87,150 $51,460 250
89 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $86,910 $49,250 10,040
90 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $86,810 $49,360 2,060
91 Radiation Therapists $86,510 $59,600 620
92 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $86,370 $51,440 60
93 Physical Therapists $86,320 $56,670 5,000
94 Materials Engineers $86,240 $48,350 530
95 Industrial Engineers $86,220 $52,510 7,260
96 Financial Specialists, All Other $85,610 $38,020 4,740
97 Health Educators $85,440 $39,750 2,650
98 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $85,300 $53,050 100
99 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,080 $52,840 470
100 Materials Scientists $84,940 $53,470 50

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