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AtlantaMay 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. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 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 $ 51,006 3.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 90,699 -0.5%
Research Assistant $ 30,905 -0.5%
Teacher $ 48,866 3.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 68,085 1.8%
Design Engineer $ 72,896 4.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 76,494 1.8%
Field Engineer $ 66,947 2.2%
Mechanical Engineer $ 74,054 3.3%
Quality Engineer $ 70,919 0.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 57,220 2.0%
Bank Teller $ 31,723 6.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 50,456 4.0%
Financial Advisor $ 52,697 6.3%
Financial Analyst $ 65,435 2.6%
Insurance Agent $ 39,081 -1.2%
Loan Officer $ 42,329 -2.4%
Tax Manager $ 104,535 5.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,624 3.8%
Bartender $ 32,912 -0.3%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,079 1.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,381 1.6%
Server $ 32,408 1.6%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 26,551 3.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,413 3.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 43,916 2.7%
Medical Assistant $ 35,620 3.6%
Medical Technologist $ 57,502 2.2%
Pharmacist $ 119,214 2.5%
Pharmacy Technician $ 29,270 3.3%
Physical Therapist $ 74,594 -0.8%
Registered Nurse $ 65,723 1.4%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 74,659 2.0%
Recruiter $ 53,120 1.5%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 35,977 1.8%
Delivery Driver $ 37,083 2.7%
Machine Operator $ 36,721 1.4%
Maintenance Technician $ 47,187 2.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,882 0.9%
Technician $ 45,493 0.6%
Truck Driver $ 53,034 6.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,958 3.6%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 106,407 3.4%
Paralegal $ 53,663 1.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 72,649 1.4%
Material Handler $ 34,658 4.4%
Process Engineer $ 77,477 1.1%
Production Manager $ 67,495 1.8%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 61,284 0.1%
Technical Editor $ 55,984 1.7%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 57,147 3.4%
Operations Manager $ 70,663 0.4%
Security Officer $ 33,364 4.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 40,676 1.1%
Business Analyst $ 71,860 0.8%
Business Development Manager $ 75,566 4.5%
Communications Manager $ 70,654 -1.9%
Consultant $ 84,064 1.4%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,701 2.4%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,654 2.4%
Marketing Manager $ 76,633 2.4%
Office Manager $ 48,016 2.3%
Product Manager $ 100,365 2.6%
Program Manager $ 83,143 0.8%
Project Manager $ 77,830 0.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 53,947 3.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 58,342 1.5%
Cashier $ 26,756 4.3%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,457 3.6%
Store Manager $ 51,524 1.8%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 66,839 2.6%
Sales Representative $ 51,395 2.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 64,837 1.1%
Data Scientist $ 98,291 0.6%
Java Developer $ 77,690 2.0%
Network Engineer $ 73,078 0.7%
Programmer Analyst $ 73,860 0.3%
Software Engineer $ 84,318 2.0%
Solutions Architect $ 116,154 5.2%
Systems Engineer $ 78,801 2.2%
Technical Support $ 44,340 2.8%
UX Designer $ 83,551 0.1%
Web Designer $ 59,035 1.2%
Web Developer $ 77,436 5.1%

Atlanta Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
Atlanta Median Pay $ 53,706 1.7%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 125,231 22.0%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 52,848
Aerospace & Defense $ 54,840
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,093
Arts & Entertainment $ 47,559
Automotive $ 48,058
Banking & Financial Services $ 52,532
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,567
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 55,168
Business Services $ 50,364
Computer Software & Hardware $ 54,210
Construction $ 52,972
Consulting $ 53,626
Consumer Electronics $ 47,258
Consumer Services $ 46,911
Education & Schools $ 49,057
Energy & Utilities $ 58,054
Facilities $ 48,585
Farming & Agriculture $ 52,638
Government $ 52,669
Health Care & Hospitals $ 51,576
Information Technology $ 52,537
Insurance $ 52,447
Internet & Tech $ 53,008
Manufacturing $ 53,681
Marketing & Advertising $ 50,358
Media & Publishing $ 50,898
Nonprofit $ 48,356
Private Security $ 48,552
Real Estate $ 51,064
Recruiting & Staffing $ 49,631
Restaurants & Bars $ 47,880
Retail $ 48,534
Supermarkets $ 49,800
Telecommunications $ 51,333
Transportation & Logistics $ 51,911
Travel & Tourism $ 48,999
Wholesale $ 51,524

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 48,160
51-200 $ 50,155
201-500 $ 51,166
501-1000 $ 51,905
1001-5000 $ 53,263
5000+ $ 53,819