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AtlantaAugust 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. August 2018 figures are current as of August 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 $ 52,105 3.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 87,777 -0.4%
Research Assistant $ 30,451 1.4%
Teacher $ 48,979 2.7%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 67,839 2.7%
Design Engineer $ 73,578 3.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 76,799 1.3%
Field Engineer $ 66,873 0.3%
Mechanical Engineer $ 74,889 2.4%
Quality Engineer $ 71,826 2.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 58,276 2.9%
Bank Teller $ 32,248 7.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 50,394 2.9%
Financial Advisor $ 52,786 5.9%
Financial Analyst $ 66,010 3.1%
Insurance Agent $ 35,653 -4.8%
Loan Officer $ 43,989 3.4%
Tax Manager $ 95,875 1.3%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,097 4.7%
Bartender $ 35,295 6.4%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,500 4.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 51,585 0.3%
Server $ 33,853 4.1%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 26,903 4.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,709 4.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 44,030 2.8%
Medical Assistant $ 34,135 3.6%
Medical Technologist $ 56,876 1.9%
Pharmacist $ 116,983 2.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,622 5.7%
Physical Therapist $ 74,356 -1.6%
Registered Nurse $ 65,448 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 78,513 4.6%
Recruiter $ 53,003 0.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 37,435 0.7%
Delivery Driver $ 37,782 2.2%
Machine Operator $ 37,131 0.7%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,433 0.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,906 7.4%
Technician $ 45,304 1.7%
Truck Driver $ 53,273 4.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 37,849 -2.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 105,597 4.1%
Paralegal $ 54,552 1.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 73,389 1.4%
Material Handler $ 35,036 5.2%
Process Engineer $ 79,096 2.4%
Production Manager $ 67,962 2.9%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 60,607 -1.2%
Technical Editor $ 54,691 2.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 57,956 3.5%
Operations Manager $ 72,316 0.4%
Security Officer $ 32,742 3.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 42,826 2.4%
Business Analyst $ 73,164 2.2%
Business Development Manager $ 76,248 3.4%
Communications Manager $ 74,152 -0.5%
Consultant $ 83,723 1.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 57,022 3.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,978 2.6%
Marketing Manager $ 76,283 1.4%
Office Manager $ 48,254 2.7%
Product Manager $ 100,382 3.1%
Program Manager $ 80,820 -0.2%
Project Manager $ 76,597 -2.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 56,917 6.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 59,620 2.4%
Cashier $ 26,722 5.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,216 3.7%
Store Manager $ 51,891 2.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 66,755 2.0%
Sales Representative $ 50,901 1.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 64,793 1.5%
Data Scientist $ 100,114 1.2%
Java Developer $ 80,324 3.2%
Network Engineer $ 69,788 -6.8%
Programmer Analyst $ 74,048 4.2%
Software Engineer $ 85,437 2.6%
Solutions Architect $ 114,013 2.4%
Systems Engineer $ 79,344 1.4%
Technical Support $ 45,109 2.9%
UX Designer $ 84,130 2.1%
Web Designer $ 61,966 1.5%
Web Developer $ 76,469 3.4%

Atlanta Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
Atlanta Median Pay $ 54,237 2.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 152,064 39.1%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 54,691
Aerospace & Defense $ 56,413
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,376
Arts & Entertainment $ 47,473
Automotive $ 49,082
Banking & Financial Services $ 53,523
Beauty & Fitness $ 47,920
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 56,618
Business Services $ 51,065
Computer Software & Hardware $ 55,139
Construction $ 53,196
Consulting $ 54,839
Consumer Electronics $ 48,481
Consumer Services $ 48,324
Education & Schools $ 49,500
Energy & Utilities $ 57,833
Facilities $ 50,336
Farming & Agriculture $ 52,268
Government $ 53,474
Health Care & Hospitals $ 52,192
Information Technology $ 53,294
Insurance $ 53,006
Internet & Tech $ 55,104
Manufacturing $ 54,316
Marketing & Advertising $ 50,674
Media & Publishing $ 51,353
Nonprofit $ 49,352
Private Security $ 48,425
Real Estate $ 51,436
Recruiting & Staffing $ 50,502
Restaurants & Bars $ 48,406
Retail $ 48,914
Supermarkets $ 49,883
Telecommunications $ 52,082
Transportation & Logistics $ 52,222
Travel & Tourism $ 49,562
Wholesale $ 51,942

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 48,908
51-200 $ 50,939
201-500 $ 52,019
501-1000 $ 52,628
1001-5000 $ 54,065
5000+ $ 54,715