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AtlantaJanuary 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. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 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 $ 50,463 2.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 89,808 -1.2%
Research Assistant $ 31,104 0.1%
Teacher $ 48,184 2.4%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 67,152 0.2%
Design Engineer $ 73,462 3.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 76,474 2.1%
Field Engineer $ 68,557 2.9%
Mechanical Engineer $ 73,804 2.0%
Quality Engineer $ 70,388 0.8%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 56,839 0.9%
Bank Teller $ 30,066 3.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 49,432 2.0%
Financial Advisor $ 49,515 2.3%
Financial Analyst $ 64,745 2.2%
Insurance Agent $ 37,991 -0.1%
Loan Officer $ 42,237 -2.9%
Tax Manager $ 101,697 0.8%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,936 3.3%
Bartender $ 33,183 -1.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,193 6.4%
Restaurant Manager $ 51,760 -0.2%
Server $ 32,048 2.7%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 26,433 2.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,118 3.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 43,351 2.4%
Medical Assistant $ 35,268 2.5%
Medical Technologist $ 57,803 5.0%
Pharmacist $ 119,377 2.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 29,014 2.8%
Physical Therapist $ 74,880 0.3%
Registered Nurse $ 65,893 2.2%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 75,364 2.6%
Recruiter $ 52,178 1.9%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 35,615 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 37,593 4.9%
Machine Operator $ 36,615 -1.1%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,953 2.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 37,792 -0.2%
Technician $ 45,385 1.5%
Truck Driver $ 51,653 3.4%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,191 3.5%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 104,126 1.9%
Paralegal $ 53,448 4.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 72,970 2.3%
Material Handler $ 35,300 2.6%
Process Engineer $ 78,175 2.2%
Production Manager $ 69,597 2.4%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 62,863 3.2%
Technical Editor $ 53,766 1.8%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 56,627 1.4%
Operations Manager $ 69,389 0.9%
Security Officer $ 32,235 3.0%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 40,661 1.4%
Business Analyst $ 71,757 2.6%
Business Development Manager $ 73,951 0.5%
Communications Manager $ 72,318 1.1%
Consultant $ 86,392 0.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 55,409 0.2%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,016 2.8%
Marketing Manager $ 75,089 1.5%
Office Manager $ 46,905 0.6%
Product Manager $ 97,359 1.9%
Program Manager $ 81,806 0.2%
Project Manager $ 78,509 1.1%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 52,667 1.3%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 58,711 2.7%
Cashier $ 26,187 3.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,383 1.1%
Store Manager $ 50,420 1.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 64,395 0.7%
Sales Representative $ 48,985 3.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 65,452 2.5%
Data Scientist $ 94,948 0.5%
Java Developer $ 77,756 0.4%
Network Engineer $ 76,456 3.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 72,851 0.0%
Software Engineer $ 85,825 2.4%
Solutions Architect $ 113,717 -0.0%
Systems Engineer $ 80,255 3.1%
Technical Support $ 44,684 4.5%
UX Designer $ 82,864 0.4%
Web Designer $ 58,772 3.2%
Web Developer $ 76,683 3.7%

Atlanta Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
Atlanta Median Pay $ 53,415 1.8%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 113,354 19.3%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,046,313 2.4%
Total Employment* 2,919,300 3.1%
Unemployment Rate* 4.2% -0.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 54,730
Aerospace & Defense $ 56,634
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,198
Arts & Entertainment $ 48,863
Automotive $ 49,460
Banking & Financial Services $ 53,469
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,457
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 56,268
Business Services $ 50,914
Computer Software & Hardware $ 55,389
Construction $ 53,974
Consulting $ 54,970
Consumer Electronics $ 47,857
Consumer Services $ 47,908
Education & Schools $ 49,752
Energy & Utilities $ 58,171
Facilities $ 49,489
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,403
Government $ 53,560
Health Care & Hospitals $ 52,563
Information Technology $ 54,336
Insurance $ 54,168
Internet & Tech $ 54,347
Manufacturing $ 54,648
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,026
Media & Publishing $ 52,319
Nonprofit $ 50,944
Private Security $ 49,269
Real Estate $ 51,690
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,495
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,558
Retail $ 49,596
Supermarkets $ 50,461
Telecommunications $ 52,390
Transportation & Logistics $ 52,327
Travel & Tourism $ 50,624
Wholesale $ 52,674

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 48,543
51-200 $ 50,609
201-500 $ 51,530
501-1000 $ 52,350
1001-5000 $ 53,513
5000+ $ 54,426