AtlantaDecember 2019

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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Atlanta Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
Atlanta Open Jobs 109,906 -8.8%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
Atlanta Median Pay $ 56,433 2.1%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,999 7.5%
Marketing & Advertising 1,202 -11.7%
Accounting & Legal 1,056 -22.4%
Private Security 351 -42.9%
Other Business Services 198 -27.0%
Subtotal 4,806 -12.1%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,581 15.6%
Real Estate 1,356 -18.9%
Facilities 910 22.9%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 820 -9.0%
Subtotal 4,667 -0.3%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Automotive 2,056 -24.8%
Travel & Tourism 1,777 -22.3%
Beauty & Fitness 1,483 2.0%
Telecommunications 902 -21.5%
Arts & Entertainment 824 -2.5%
Media & Publishing 623 -1.5%
Other Consumer Services 310 23.4%
Subtotal 7,974 -14.7%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 2,245 -21.2%
Insurance 2,046 1.4%
Subtotal 4,290 -11.8%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 11,366 -18.6%
Subtotal 11,366 -18.6%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 13,940 -17.0%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 1,301 -8.1%
Subtotal 15,242 -16.3%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 4,636 -13.9%
Energy & Utilities 705 -4.8%
Aerospace & Defense 454 25.3%
Other Production 51 12.8%
Subtotal 5,846 -10.5%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,231 1.8%
Government 2,855 25.5%
Nonprofit 613 16.6%
Subtotal 6,698 12.1%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 9,076 -9.6%
Supermarkets 824 -34.8%
Consumer Electronics 124 -10.1%
Subtotal 10,024 -12.3%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Computer Software & Hardware 4,012 5.4%
Information Technology 3,886 -18.8%
Internet & Tech 574 0.7%
Subtotal 8,472 -7.5%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 5,995 -32.6%
Wholesale 629 -4.5%
Subtotal 6,624 -30.7%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 12,091 27.3%
51-200 11,088 17.1%
201-500 8,321 -1.5%
501-1000 5,410 -0.4%
1001-5000 18,723 -22.0%
5000+ 47,049 -15.6%
Other 7,224 -8.5%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 52,581 1.8%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 92,937 1.9%
Research Assistant $ 31,157 1.7%
Teacher $ 51,239 3.7%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 71,245 1.6%
Design Engineer $ 74,647 4.5%
Electrical Engineer $ 80,587 0.8%
Field Engineer $ 68,930 -0.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 76,724 0.7%
Quality Engineer $ 72,892 1.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,385 2.1%
Bank Teller $ 33,293 1.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,383 2.9%
Financial Advisor $ 56,977 7.1%
Financial Analyst $ 66,852 0.9%
Insurance Agent $ 38,504 3.2%
Loan Officer $ 49,589 12.1%
Tax Manager $ 97,283 0.8%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,696 2.8%
Bartender $ 35,536 -1.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 28,007 2.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,755 2.4%
Server $ 35,782 2.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 27,259 3.9%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,525 5.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 45,970 -0.0%
Medical Assistant $ 35,003 2.8%
Medical Technologist $ 59,440 1.7%
Pharmacist $ 117,057 -0.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,802 4.8%
Physical Therapist $ 79,090 -1.1%
Registered Nurse $ 67,736 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 80,040 1.2%
Recruiter $ 55,278 4.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 38,111 2.6%
Delivery Driver $ 40,209 1.7%
Machine Operator $ 39,914 6.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 50,460 3.9%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,269 1.8%
Technician $ 47,344 2.1%
Truck Driver $ 54,638 0.9%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,507 1.5%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 110,197 3.3%
Paralegal $ 56,893 1.4%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,928 2.6%
Material Handler $ 36,007 2.9%
Process Engineer $ 81,039 2.0%
Production Manager $ 71,114 2.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 64,185 3.7%
Technical Editor $ 55,446 2.1%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 58,838 1.2%
Operations Manager $ 75,159 2.0%
Security Officer $ 37,415 5.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,314 2.6%
Business Analyst $ 74,144 1.6%
Business Development Manager $ 76,248 2.1%
Communications Manager $ 75,910 0.2%
Consultant $ 87,579 1.2%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,854 0.7%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,525 3.7%
Marketing Manager $ 78,146 0.8%
Office Manager $ 49,962 2.3%
Product Manager $ 104,975 0.8%
Program Manager $ 82,994 -1.4%
Project Manager $ 81,680 0.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 59,699 4.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,647 3.2%
Cashier $ 27,376 2.6%
Retail Key Holder $ 31,426 4.8%
Store Manager $ 53,407 3.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 70,631 3.1%
Sales Representative $ 53,389 4.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 68,624 3.5%
Data Scientist $ 105,050 1.4%
IT Manager $ 101,154 2.8%
Java Developer $ 81,520 -2.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 77,067 2.5%
Software Engineer $ 88,582 2.6%
Solutions Architect $ 120,657 -0.8%
Systems Engineer $ 82,352 1.2%
Technical Support $ 46,260 1.0%
UX Designer $ 86,699 4.1%
Web Designer $ 62,754 1.7%
Web Developer $ 80,006 5.9%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,601
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,900
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,768
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,298
Automotive $ 50,855
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,555
Beauty & Fitness $ 50,962
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,916
Business Services $ 53,461
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,658
Construction $ 55,234
Consulting $ 56,241
Consumer Electronics $ 49,730
Consumer Services $ 50,409
Education & Schools $ 51,505
Energy & Utilities $ 60,504
Facilities $ 50,454
Farming & Agriculture $ 55,297
Government $ 55,408
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,480
Information Technology $ 54,652
Insurance $ 55,636
Internet & Tech $ 56,586
Manufacturing $ 56,729
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,682
Media & Publishing $ 53,264
Nonprofit $ 50,539
Private Security $ 51,011
Real Estate $ 53,638
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,946
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,662
Retail $ 50,949
Supermarkets $ 52,092
Telecommunications $ 53,950
Transportation & Logistics $ 54,429
Travel & Tourism $ 51,467
Wholesale $ 54,302

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,080
51-200 $ 53,167
201-500 $ 54,201
501-1000 $ 54,979
1001-5000 $ 56,123
5000+ $ 57,154