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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Georgia

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Georgia (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Georgia are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Georgia is chief executive with an average annual salary of $206,210. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $202,510). The salary and the employment information in Georgia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Georgia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$206,210
6,750
2 Family and General Practitioners
$202,510
3,670
3 Psychiatrists
$177,350
350
4 General Pediatricians
$168,990
950
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$151,710
230
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$138,610
680
7 Air Traffic Controllers
$136,120
900
8 Physicists
$135,750
100
9 General Dentists
$134,610
2,530
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$128,930
12,520
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$128,550
4,420
12 Nuclear Engineers
$126,610
230
13 Financial Managers
$126,570
16,270
14 Marketing Managers
$125,960
7,140
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$124,780
480
16 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$122,730
50
17 Pharmacists
$118,900
9,630
18 Sales Managers
$115,920
15,460
19 Computer Network Architects
$115,190
5,300
20 Podiatrists
$114,460
280
21 Aerospace Engineers
$113,230
2,620
22 Purchasing Managers
$110,040
1,830
23 Training and Development Managers
$108,640
1,170
24 All Other Managers
$107,760
10,900
25 Lawyers
$104,950
16,870
26 Human Resources Managers
$103,220
4,790
27 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$103,040
2,080
28 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$100,320
310
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$100,250
1,470
30 Physician Assistants
$99,240
3,770
31 Actuaries
$99,230
260
32 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$98,860
260
33 Economists
$98,590
380
34 Nurse Midwives
$97,420
370
35 Other Physical Scientists
$97,160
380
36 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$96,630
820
37 Hydrologists
$96,540
40
38 Systems Software Developers
$96,040
13,660
39 Nurse Practitioners
$95,930
4,260
40 Applications Software Developers
$95,590
25,630
41 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,680
3,190
42 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$94,100
1,400
43 Construction Managers
$93,480
5,670
44 Other Psychologists
$93,060
340
45 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$92,870
4,200
46 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$92,500
730
47 General and Operations Managers
$92,460
90,520
48 Computer Hardware Engineers
$92,370
1,370
49 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$92,310
5,830
50 Medical and Health Services Managers
$91,730
7,470
51 Personal Financial Advisors
$91,610
5,390
52 Industrial Production Managers
$90,220
4,940
53 Chemical Engineers
$90,170
570
54 Engineers, All Other
$90,130
2,760
55 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,260
7,750
56 Other Artists and Related Workers
$88,310
400
57 Information Security Analysts
$87,960
2,310
58 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$87,940
6,750
59 Electrical Engineers
$87,650
4,230
60 Sales Engineers
$87,400
2,140
61 Statisticians
$87,080
730
62 Microbiologists
$86,640
780
63 Materials Scientists
$86,250
30
64 Database Administrators
$86,180
4,940
65 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$85,800
2,380
66 Art Directors
$85,310
530
67 Fashion Designers
$84,930
260
68 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$84,910
230
69 Physical Therapists
$84,870
5,240
70 Optometrists
$84,770
950
71 Other Computer Occupations
$84,340
11,390
72 Computer Systems Analysts
$83,820
17,000
73 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$83,750
11,310
74 Occupational Therapists
$82,960
2,820
75 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$82,790
1,560
76 Computer Programmers
$82,470
8,820
77 Management Analysts
$82,400
22,730
78 Chemists
$82,250
1,310
79 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$82,090
320
80 Administrative Services Managers
$81,380
9,040
81 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$80,790
90
82 Commercial Pilots
$79,680
890
83 Other Education Administrators
$79,400
1,250
84 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$78,300
300
85 Mechanical Engineers
$78,100
4,810
86 Veterinarians
$77,530
1,900
87 Industrial Engineers
$77,490
6,310
88 Financial Examiners
$76,750
770
89 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$76,740
280
90 Real Estate Brokers
$76,480
520
91 Civil Engineers
$76,250
9,400
92 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,070
370
93 Radiation Therapists
$75,570
610
94 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,050
9,840
95 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$75,010
1,090
96 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$74,840
1,260
97 Power Plant Operators
$74,600
870
98 Mining and Geological Engineers
$74,350
90
99 Health Educators
$73,920
3,190
100 Web Developers
$73,410
2,820
101 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$73,110
260
102 Technical Writers
$72,860
990
103 Materials Engineers
$72,730
460
104 Financial Analysts
$72,550
6,900
105 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$72,510
220
106 Other Biological Scientists
$72,040
850
107 Landscape Architects
$71,860
880
108 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$71,790
230
109 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$71,490
50
110 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,260
490
111 Speech-Language Pathologists
$71,130
3,500
112 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,020
1,110
113 All Other Special Education Teachers
$70,980
290
114 Audiologists
$70,970
540
115 Environmental Science Teachers
$70,500
80
116 Logisticians
$69,940
5,240
117 Computer Network Support Specialists
$69,840
7,520
118 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$69,290
720
119 Funeral Service Managers
$69,210
290
120 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$69,190
380
121 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$69,180
200
122 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$69,150
100
123 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$69,100
2,070
124 Accountants and Auditors
$68,990
36,360
125 Budget Analysts
$68,830
1,400
126 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$68,780
130
127 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$68,190
5,140
128 Dental Hygienists
$67,290
5,980
129 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$67,110
1,150
130 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$66,750
8,680
131 Postsecondary History Teachers
$66,470
380
132 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$66,430
380
133 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$66,350
280
134 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$66,280
470
135 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$66,040
1,030
136 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$65,890
150
137 Other Business Operations Specialists
$65,600
34,010
138 Boilermakers
$65,560
520
139 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$65,390
310
140 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$65,380
5,560
141 Emergency Management Directors
$65,340
380
142 Other Engineering Technicians
$65,170
1,430
143 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$65,030
720
144 Transportation Inspectors
$64,890
1,250
145 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$64,870
100
146 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$64,830
820
147 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$64,740
1,130
148 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$64,680
80
149 Other Financial Specialists
$64,650
4,090
150 Registered Nurses
$64,340
73,330
151 Other Social Workers
$64,280
1,130
152 Property, Real Estate Managers
$64,080
4,730
153 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$64,010
180
154 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$63,960
7,240
155 Labor Relations Specialists
$63,890
560
156 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$63,440
100
157 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$63,230
2,490
158 Epidemiologists
$63,070
280
159 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$62,780
640
160 Insurance Underwriters
$62,710
6,050
161 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$62,700
1,150
162 Biomedical Engineers
$62,360
340
163 Other Designers
$62,300
240
164 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,230
1,640
165 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$62,090
1,100
166 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$62,020
3,580
167 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$61,790
780
168 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$61,760
2,760
169 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$61,580
530
170 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$61,510
540
171 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,370
100
172 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$61,210
1,160
173 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$61,180
380
174 Credit Analysts
$61,160
1,830
175 Avionics Technicians
$61,050
1,650
176 Environmental Engineers
$61,010
1,790
177 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$60,930
1,000
178 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,890
8,060
179 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$60,730
440
180 Producers and Directors
$60,730
4,360
181 Historians
$60,660
80
182 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$60,560
5,250
183 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$60,550
170
184 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$60,180
1,300
185 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$59,920
110
186 Conservation Scientists
$59,780
410
187 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$59,730
3,840
188 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,580
14,090
189 Agricultural Engineers
$59,320
100
190 Other Therapists
$59,040
290
191 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$58,840
12,460
192 Loan Officers
$58,810
7,650
193 Social and Community Service Managers
$58,760
2,310
194 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$58,540
580
195 Librarians
$58,520
3,200
196 Cost Estimators
$58,370
5,260
197 Chiropractors
$58,360
1,060
198 Physical Therapist Assistants
$58,300
1,930
199 Operations Research Analysts
$58,150
2,510
200 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$57,930
4,710

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