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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 general pediatricians (average salary $187,350). The salary and the employment information in Georgia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Georgia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$206,210
6,480
2 General Pediatricians
$187,350
780
3 Family and General Practitioners
$178,170
3,820
4 Psychiatrists
$177,350
390
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$164,100
90
6 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$160,650
100
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$145,530
1,010
8 General Dentists
$144,280
2,780
9 Air Traffic Controllers
$140,980
890
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$134,200
4,730
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$132,240
13,240
12 Marketing Managers
$131,370
7,740
13 Nuclear Engineers
$129,070
230
14 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$126,830
540
15 Financial Managers
$126,510
17,130
16 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$122,730
50
17 Pharmacists
$121,240
9,880
18 Sales Managers
$120,030
15,750
19 Aerospace Engineers
$114,940
2,480
20 Physicists
$114,040
70
21 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$113,480
710
22 Computer Network Architects
$112,910
5,270
23 Purchasing Managers
$112,650
1,900
24 Training and Development Managers
$111,260
1,240
25 Lawyers
$111,250
18,160
26 Petroleum Engineers
$110,890
80
27 All Other Managers
$109,970
11,520
28 Human Resources Managers
$109,810
4,830
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$109,800
1,530
30 Other Physical Scientists
$108,030
330
31 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$108,030
330
32 Actuaries
$106,400
210
33 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$105,020
80
34 Natural Sciences Managers
$103,040
1,030
35 Physician Assistants
$102,020
3,900
36 Construction Managers
$101,800
6,350
37 Systems Software Developers
$100,290
12,030
38 Other Psychologists
$100,120
310
39 Nurse Midwives
$99,840
430
40 Economists
$99,340
400
41 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$99,020
2,400
42 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$98,770
4,200
43 Nurse Practitioners
$98,660
5,200
44 Applications Software Developers
$97,780
27,040
45 Hydrologists
$97,600
60
46 Podiatrists
$97,240
230
47 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$97,020
810
48 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$95,010
1,420
49 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,680
3,190
50 Industrial Production Managers
$94,020
5,100
51 Optometrists
$93,830
1,040
52 Medical and Health Services Managers
$93,700
8,140
53 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$93,680
4,910
54 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$93,450
6,760
55 Other Artists and Related Workers
$93,020
440
56 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$92,730
100
57 General and Operations Managers
$92,430
90,560
58 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$92,340
8,290
59 Administrative Services Managers
$91,440
8,950
60 Art Directors
$90,360
620
61 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$90,350
4,900
62 Computer Hardware Engineers
$90,340
1,400
63 Commercial Pilots
$89,660
1,020
64 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$89,200
2,480
65 Electrical Engineers
$88,980
4,240
66 Statisticians
$88,640
830
67 Engineers, All Other
$88,450
3,150
68 Microbiologists
$88,340
850
69 Database Administrators
$88,070
4,300
70 Financial Examiners
$87,890
710
71 Personal Financial Advisors
$87,550
4,900
72 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$86,410
250
73 Materials Scientists
$86,250
50
74 Information Security Analysts
$86,230
2,840
75 Physical Therapists
$85,720
5,080
76 Other Computer Occupations
$85,190
16,580
77 Fashion Designers
$84,930
430
78 Chemists
$84,610
1,160
79 Computer Systems Analysts
$84,330
17,380
80 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$84,040
10,820
81 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$83,280
780
82 Geographers
$83,270
50
83 Sales Engineers
$83,230
1,990
84 Chemical Engineers
$82,570
570
85 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$81,770
1,670
86 Veterinarians
$81,070
1,950
87 Health Educators
$80,940
2,830
88 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$80,790
90
89 Occupational Therapists
$80,270
2,840
90 Management Analysts
$80,100
22,270
91 Genetic Counselors
$80,070
80
92 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$78,880
350
93 Industrial Engineers
$78,860
6,440
94 Other Education Administrators
$78,520
1,400
95 Radiation Therapists
$77,910
660
96 Computer Programmers
$77,740
6,880
97 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$77,700
250
98 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$77,610
390
99 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$77,590
620
100 Mechanical Engineers
$77,290
4,800
101 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$77,290
1,140
102 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$77,210
120
103 Property, Real Estate Managers
$76,630
4,420
104 Power Plant Operators
$76,630
860
105 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$76,190
160
106 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$75,700
890
107 Mining and Geological Engineers
$75,570
70
108 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$75,420
70
109 Web Developers
$75,150
2,710
110 Civil Engineers
$75,080
9,660
111 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$74,860
390
112 Materials Engineers
$74,780
520
113 Insurance Underwriters
$74,600
5,500
114 Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,510
3,300
115 Political Scientists
$74,310
40
116 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$74,230
1,380
117 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$74,040
1,220
118 Financial Analysts
$73,360
6,510
119 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$73,220
190
120 Technical Writers
$72,920
1,180
121 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$72,410
390
122 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$72,170
240
123 Budget Analysts
$72,160
1,470
124 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,120
560
125 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$72,020
1,220
126 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$71,970
470
127 All Other Special Education Teachers
$71,890
250
128 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$70,900
970
129 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$70,830
270
130 Environmental Science Teachers
$70,500
80
131 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$70,490
100
132 Logisticians
$70,190
6,310
133 Postsecondary History Teachers
$69,990
310
134 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$69,740
690
135 Boilermakers
$69,650
380
136 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$69,500
10,370
137 Other Biological Scientists
$69,490
980
138 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$69,450
200
139 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$69,010
2,050
140 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$68,810
8,380
141 Biomedical Engineers
$68,420
320
142 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$68,130
300
143 Other Business Operations Specialists
$67,850
36,290
144 Transportation Inspectors
$67,810
1,410
145 Dental Hygienists
$67,610
6,580
146 Computer Network Support Specialists
$67,540
6,790
147 Accountants and Auditors
$67,420
37,830
148 Other Financial Specialists
$67,050
4,270
149 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$66,960
140
150 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$66,860
500
151 Hearing Aid Specialists
$66,750
470
152 Funeral Service Managers
$66,660
400
153 Other Social Workers
$66,240
1,140
154 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$66,190
480
155 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$66,140
90
156 Registered Nurses
$66,110
75,000
157 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$66,100
250
158 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$65,840
2,650
159 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$65,640
1,000
160 Emergency Management Directors
$65,510
420
161 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$65,150
320
162 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$64,830
820
163 Instructional Coordinators
$64,810
9,630
164 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$64,600
1,040
165 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$64,440
1,270
166 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$64,260
4,140
167 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$64,250
890
168 Producers and Directors
$64,030
3,800
169 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,770
460
170 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$63,440
100
171 Environmental Engineers
$63,240
1,690
172 Audiologists
$63,210
460
173 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$63,070
40
174 Avionics Technicians
$63,050
1,710
175 Real Estate Brokers
$62,870
580
176 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$62,630
1,190
177 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$62,620
480
178 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,540
5,380
179 Landscape Architects
$62,510
740
180 Historians
$62,460
70
181 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$62,400
1,620
182 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,320
1,770
183 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,240
9,380
184 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$61,860
2,720
185 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$61,800
11,040
186 Credit Analysts
$61,780
2,000
187 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$61,640
5,540
188 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$61,630
210
189 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$61,610
1,490
190 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$61,510
1,360
191 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,370
100
192 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
$61,200
280
193 Cost Estimators
$61,180
5,150
194 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$61,050
120
195 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$61,040
1,850
196 Other Engineering Technicians
$61,010
1,360
197 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,890
8,060
198 Operations Research Analysts
$60,890
2,800
199 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,840
14,820
200 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$60,540
13,030

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