AtlantaJanuary 2020

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). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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– Pay by Industry
– Pay by Employer Size

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Atlanta Quick Facts

January 2020 YoY
Atlanta Open Jobs 108,545 -12.5%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Atlanta Median Pay $ 56,521 2.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,947 6.1%
Marketing & Advertising 1,154 -11.6%
Accounting & Legal 1,060 -20.6%
Private Security 336 -49.9%
Other Business Services 190 -22.8%
Subtotal 4,688 -13.1%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,456 0.8%
Real Estate 1,373 -3.8%
Facilities 1,156 21.0%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 855 -5.1%
Subtotal 4,841 2.4%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Automotive 2,060 -26.4%
Travel & Tourism 1,817 -28.2%
Beauty & Fitness 1,445 3.6%
Telecommunications 1,046 -10.8%
Arts & Entertainment 821 -8.5%
Media & Publishing 540 -12.8%
Other Consumer Services 337 29.4%
Subtotal 8,065 -16.6%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 2,266 -21.8%
Insurance 1,955 -0.3%
Subtotal 4,221 -13.2%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 11,019 -20.1%
Subtotal 11,019 -20.1%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 13,125 -21.8%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 1,235 -12.9%
Subtotal 14,360 -21.1%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 4,511 -17.9%
Energy & Utilities 598 -17.0%
Aerospace & Defense 391 8.8%
Other Production 44 -19.5%
Subtotal 5,544 -16.3%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,112 -11.0%
Government 2,656 29.4%
Nonprofit 604 -2.0%
Subtotal 6,371 3.3%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 8,781 -6.6%
Supermarkets 898 -33.8%
Consumer Electronics 119 -34.3%
Subtotal 9,798 -10.4%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 4,457 -6.0%
Computer Software & Hardware 3,902 -3.2%
Internet & Tech 585 6.2%
Subtotal 8,944 -4.0%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 5,591 -54.3%
Wholesale 646 -16.3%
Subtotal 6,236 -52.0%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 12,461 29.9%
51-200 11,098 12.1%
201-500 8,437 -9.3%
501-1000 5,072 -3.0%
1001-5000 18,364 -22.0%
5000+ 45,689 -22.1%
Other 7,424 -5.4%
Total 108,545 -12.5%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 52,277 2.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 95,402 3.4%
Research Assistant $ 31,901 3.3%
Teacher $ 51,359 4.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 72,160 2.8%
Design Engineer $ 74,797 4.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 80,943 1.8%
Field Engineer $ 69,933 1.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 76,930 1.3%
Quality Engineer $ 71,231 -0.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,540 2.9%
Bank Teller $ 33,122 0.5%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,843 3.1%
Financial Advisor $ 55,877 4.9%
Financial Analyst $ 67,477 2.3%
Insurance Agent $ 39,053 3.8%
Loan Officer $ 51,861 14.4%
Tax Manager $ 102,218 1.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,856 4.1%
Bartender $ 36,606 -0.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,962 2.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,824 3.3%
Server $ 36,199 3.1%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 27,227 3.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,401 4.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 46,176 1.3%
Medical Assistant $ 35,095 3.3%
Medical Technologist $ 59,611 2.7%
Pharmacist $ 121,547 2.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,013 4.4%
Physical Therapist $ 80,011 1.2%
Registered Nurse $ 68,173 2.7%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 80,827 2.6%
Recruiter $ 55,781 5.1%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 37,724 3.1%
Delivery Driver $ 40,878 1.6%
Machine Operator $ 39,772 4.8%
Maintenance Technician $ 50,313 4.3%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,885 2.8%
Technician $ 47,673 4.6%
Truck Driver $ 55,207 1.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,870 2.0%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 108,831 1.9%
Paralegal $ 57,900 3.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,645 2.3%
Material Handler $ 36,110 3.1%
Process Engineer $ 81,255 2.0%
Production Manager $ 71,507 2.9%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 64,943 5.3%
Technical Editor $ 54,463 2.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 59,390 2.3%
Operations Manager $ 75,586 2.6%
Security Officer $ 35,590 6.2%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,914 4.2%
Business Analyst $ 74,558 2.5%
Business Development Manager $ 78,452 4.6%
Communications Manager $ 76,367 2.3%
Consultant $ 87,250 1.9%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,989 1.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,863 4.4%
Marketing Manager $ 77,654 1.2%
Office Manager $ 50,407 2.8%
Product Manager $ 104,546 1.6%
Program Manager $ 84,558 0.9%
Project Manager $ 81,657 1.4%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 59,773 3.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,478 2.9%
Cashier $ 27,485 3.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 31,080 4.4%
Store Manager $ 53,457 3.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 70,846 3.7%
Sales Representative $ 54,485 6.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 68,739 3.5%
Data Scientist $ 105,001 1.9%
IT Manager $ 102,048 3.8%
Java Developer $ 83,574 1.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 77,312 3.3%
Software Engineer $ 88,932 3.3%
Solutions Architect $ 120,687 1.1%
Systems Engineer $ 82,064 1.1%
Technical Support $ 47,117 2.2%
UX Designer $ 87,565 5.4%
Web Designer $ 63,256 2.2%
Web Developer $ 79,685 4.0%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,548
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,607
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,386
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,713
Automotive $ 50,405
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,568
Beauty & Fitness $ 51,113
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 59,052
Business Services $ 53,166
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,555
Construction $ 54,942
Consulting $ 56,256
Consumer Electronics $ 48,750
Consumer Services $ 50,241
Education & Schools $ 51,486
Energy & Utilities $ 60,644
Facilities $ 50,874
Farming & Agriculture $ 55,144
Government $ 55,344
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,424
Information Technology $ 54,395
Insurance $ 55,257
Internet & Tech $ 56,558
Manufacturing $ 56,545
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,447
Media & Publishing $ 53,239
Nonprofit $ 50,809
Private Security $ 51,319
Real Estate $ 52,844
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,506
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,436
Retail $ 50,964
Supermarkets $ 51,646
Telecommunications $ 54,331
Transportation & Logistics $ 54,289
Travel & Tourism $ 51,547
Wholesale $ 53,937

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,104
51-200 $ 53,240
201-500 $ 54,210
501-1000 $ 54,994
1001-5000 $ 56,221
5000+ $ 57,085