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AtlantaNovember 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. November 2018 figures are current as of November 20, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 52,261 2.8%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 90,863 1.8%
Research Assistant $ 30,532 1.9%
Teacher $ 49,407 2.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 69,576 4.3%
Design Engineer $ 71,212 0.1%
Electrical Engineer $ 78,292 2.8%
Field Engineer $ 68,999 2.2%
Mechanical Engineer $ 75,488 3.3%
Quality Engineer $ 72,217 3.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 58,488 2.4%
Bank Teller $ 32,736 9.4%
Claims Adjuster $ 49,948 2.2%
Financial Advisor $ 52,628 4.7%
Financial Analyst $ 66,424 3.0%
Insurance Agent $ 37,012 -0.3%
Loan Officer $ 43,247 -0.1%
Tax Manager $ 98,206 1.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,086 4.6%
Bartender $ 34,480 5.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,769 4.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,664 2.5%
Server $ 33,365 2.7%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 27,079 3.7%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,700 3.7%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 44,622 3.5%
Medical Assistant $ 34,210 2.2%
Medical Technologist $ 57,624 1.4%
Pharmacist $ 116,801 0.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,865 5.9%
Physical Therapist $ 77,653 0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 66,135 2.4%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 77,907 2.9%
Recruiter $ 53,343 1.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 37,871 4.6%
Delivery Driver $ 38,708 3.5%
Machine Operator $ 37,482 3.1%
Maintenance Technician $ 48,428 3.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,343 6.5%
Technician $ 45,984 3.7%
Truck Driver $ 54,017 4.8%
Warehouse Associate $ 39,623 1.0%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 106,162 5.3%
Paralegal $ 55,748 2.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 74,198 1.9%
Material Handler $ 35,358 3.2%
Process Engineer $ 79,177 2.4%
Production Manager $ 68,886 3.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 60,726 -3.1%
Technical Editor $ 54,860 2.8%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 59,646 5.2%
Operations Manager $ 73,137 1.6%
Security Officer $ 33,472 4.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 43,586 4.2%
Business Analyst $ 73,581 1.9%
Business Development Manager $ 76,264 2.5%
Communications Manager $ 74,007 0.6%
Consultant $ 84,044 0.9%
Customer Service Manager $ 57,494 4.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 38,464 3.8%
Marketing Manager $ 77,329 2.4%
Office Manager $ 48,650 3.1%
Product Manager $ 101,873 3.7%
Program Manager $ 82,344 2.9%
Project Manager $ 75,597 -4.6%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 55,856 4.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 59,777 1.6%
Cashier $ 27,018 6.1%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,836 2.2%
Store Manager $ 52,087 3.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 67,986 3.1%
Sales Representative $ 52,241 4.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 66,258 2.3%
Data Scientist $ 100,514 2.0%
IT Manager $ 97,273 1.8%
Java Developer $ 81,511 4.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 74,863 4.0%
Software Engineer $ 86,294 3.6%
Solutions Architect $ 117,752 5.7%
Systems Engineer $ 80,211 2.0%
Technical Support $ 46,168 3.6%
UX Designer $ 84,578 3.2%
Web Designer $ 63,950 2.7%
Web Developer $ 75,266 1.6%

Atlanta Quick Facts

November 2018 YoY
Atlanta Median Pay $ 54,850 2.8%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,943 2.6%
Job Openings 132,923 19.1%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 55,070
Aerospace & Defense $ 56,797
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,511
Arts & Entertainment $ 47,826
Automotive $ 49,294
Banking & Financial Services $ 53,801
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,004
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 56,818
Business Services $ 51,567
Computer Software & Hardware $ 55,410
Construction $ 53,426
Consulting $ 55,088
Consumer Electronics $ 48,643
Consumer Services $ 48,264
Education & Schools $ 49,909
Energy & Utilities $ 58,188
Facilities $ 50,792
Farming & Agriculture $ 52,401
Government $ 53,622
Health Care & Hospitals $ 52,521
Information Technology $ 53,395
Insurance $ 53,398
Internet & Tech $ 55,400
Manufacturing $ 54,627
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,040
Media & Publishing $ 51,759
Nonprofit $ 49,618
Private Security $ 48,757
Real Estate $ 51,642
Recruiting & Staffing $ 50,716
Restaurants & Bars $ 48,655
Retail $ 49,101
Supermarkets $ 50,064
Telecommunications $ 52,009
Transportation & Logistics $ 52,574
Travel & Tourism $ 49,951
Wholesale $ 52,236

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,232
51-200 $ 51,264
201-500 $ 52,411
501-1000 $ 53,006
1001-5000 $ 54,358
5000+ $ 55,056