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AtlantaOctober 2017

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. October 2017 figures are current as of October 19, 2017. 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 $ 50,035 0.8%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 89,234 1.5%
Research Assistant $ 31,247 1.3%
Teacher $ 48,099 2.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 66,626 1.0%
Design Engineer $ 72,387 1.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 76,068 0.5%
Field Engineer $ 66,798 1.9%
Mechanical Engineer $ 72,961 1.9%
Quality Engineer $ 69,696 -0.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 56,459 1.5%
Bank Teller $ 29,873 4.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 49,586 2.2%
Financial Advisor $ 49,684 3.6%
Financial Analyst $ 63,720 1.2%
Insurance Agent $ 39,674 5.0%
Loan Officer $ 42,860 0.2%
Tax Manager $ 98,196 1.0%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,669 5.0%
Bartender $ 34,408 0.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 26,525 4.5%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,523 1.9%
Server $ 31,668 1.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 26,217 2.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 36,238 1.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 43,627 3.2%
Medical Assistant $ 34,476 0.6%
Medical Technologist $ 56,913 2.5%
Pharmacist $ 118,604 0.2%
Pharmacy Technician $ 28,566 2.3%
Physical Therapist $ 74,945 0.7%
Registered Nurse $ 65,347 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 74,445 0.6%
Recruiter $ 52,468 5.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 35,269 3.8%
Delivery Driver $ 36,051 2.9%
Machine Operator $ 37,625 0.3%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,110 -0.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,068 -0.8%
Technician $ 44,914 0.4%
Truck Driver $ 50,327 3.9%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,320 4.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 101,036 -0.4%
Paralegal $ 52,924 1.9%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 72,506 1.1%
Material Handler $ 35,051 2.5%
Process Engineer $ 77,759 1.3%
Production Manager $ 67,814 1.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 61,180 1.2%
Technical Editor $ 52,793 1.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 55,368 0.7%
Operations Manager $ 69,169 1.7%
Security Officer $ 32,335 2.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 39,802 0.6%
Business Analyst $ 70,853 2.1%
Business Development Manager $ 75,146 3.6%
Communications Manager $ 72,598 1.8%
Consultant $ 86,024 -0.2%
Customer Service Manager $ 54,550 0.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,014 2.7%
Marketing Manager $ 73,691 -0.4%
Office Manager $ 46,763 0.6%
Product Manager $ 95,400 0.8%
Program Manager $ 81,453 0.5%
Project Manager $ 77,130 0.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 54,789 1.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 59,289 2.4%
Cashier $ 26,156 3.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,530 0.8%
Store Manager $ 50,536 3.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 64,552 0.6%
Sales Representative $ 48,705 3.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 63,707 1.2%
Data Scientist $ 97,552 0.7%
Java Developer $ 76,866 0.1%
Network Engineer $ 75,015 0.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 70,304 -0.1%
Software Engineer $ 83,924 1.8%
Solutions Architect $ 112,988 1.8%
Systems Engineer $ 78,550 1.3%
Technical Support $ 43,514 1.8%
UX Designer $ 82,969 0.3%
Web Designer $ 59,101 3.3%
Web Developer $ 76,762 0.6%

Atlanta Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
Atlanta Median Pay $ 52,710 1.3%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 114,923 12.6%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,039,724 3.3%
Total Employment* 2,899,939 4.1%
Unemployment Rate* 4.6% -0.7%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 53,120
Aerospace & Defense $ 55,543
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 53,484
Arts & Entertainment $ 47,795
Automotive $ 48,500
Banking & Financial Services $ 52,217
Beauty & Fitness $ 46,746
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 54,769
Business Services $ 50,116
Computer Software & Hardware $ 54,071
Construction $ 52,868
Consulting $ 53,822
Consumer Electronics $ 46,598
Consumer Services $ 46,848
Education & Schools $ 48,557
Energy & Utilities $ 56,790
Facilities $ 48,404
Farming & Agriculture $ 52,237
Government $ 52,316
Health Care & Hospitals $ 51,335
Information Technology $ 53,206
Insurance $ 52,832
Internet & Tech $ 52,968
Manufacturing $ 53,522
Marketing & Advertising $ 49,768
Media & Publishing $ 50,968
Nonprofit $ 49,486
Private Security $ 48,088
Real Estate $ 50,387
Recruiting & Staffing $ 50,340
Restaurants & Bars $ 48,480
Retail $ 48,202
Supermarkets $ 49,246
Telecommunications $ 51,354
Transportation & Logistics $ 50,859
Travel & Tourism $ 49,454
Wholesale $ 51,436

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 47,285
51-200 $ 49,266
201-500 $ 50,200
501-1000 $ 50,878
1001-5000 $ 52,419
5000+ $ 53,099