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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Georgia

What professions have the highest employment in Georgia? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Georgia. We note that the total employment in Georgia is 3,983,250. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 140,210 people (3.52 percent of the total employment in Georgia). The second most common job is the laborers and freight, stock, and material mover profession which employs 102,550 people (2.57 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Georgia is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Georgia

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
3,983,250
100.00% $32,840
2 Retail Salespersons
140,210
3.52% $19,910
3 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
102,550
2.57% $23,750
4 Cashiers
98,940
2.48% $18,380
5 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
96,800
2.43% $17,760
6 Customer Service Representatives
91,540
2.30% $31,660
7 General and Operations Managers
79,830
2.00% $92,580
8 Office Clerks, General
78,320
1.97% $25,530
9 Waiters and Waitresses
75,800
1.90% $17,940
10 Registered Nurses
68,010
1.71% $62,520
11 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
58,770
1.48% $32,170
12 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
57,350
1.44% $21,970
13 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
52,040
1.31% $50,540
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
50,820
1.28% $39,270
15 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
49,110
1.23% $20,500
16 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
47,440
1.19% $53,900
17 Team Assemblers
46,630
1.17% $26,700
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
44,540
1.12% $35,140
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
43,690
1.10% $34,800
20 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
38,340
0.96% $34,770
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
38,260
0.96% $49,570
22 Nursing Assistants
36,350
0.91% $21,670
23 Accountants and Auditors
35,950
0.90% $68,820
24 Receptionists and Information Clerks
33,040
0.83% $26,360
25 Other Business Operations Specialists
32,100
0.81% $65,710
26 Teacher Assistants
31,570
0.79% $18,950
27 Restaurant Cooks
29,880
0.75% $21,700
28 Construction Laborers
29,720
0.75% $24,900
29 Security Guards
28,570
0.72% $22,490
30 Packers and Packagers
28,560
0.72% $19,780
31 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
27,530
0.69% $25,930
32 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
26,740
0.67% $18,310
33 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
25,890
0.65% $27,870
34 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
25,040
0.63% $28,740
35 Management Analysts
24,500
0.62% $79,880
36 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
24,290
0.61% $37,620
37 Other Sales Representatives
24,100
0.61% $49,430
38 Childcare Workers
23,890
0.60% $18,910
39 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
23,400
0.59% $53,850
40 Substitute Teachers
23,070
0.58% $18,890
41 Food Preparation Workers
22,530
0.57% $19,060
42 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
22,370
0.56% $54,420
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
22,230
0.56% $23,990
44 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
22,190
0.56% $37,070
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
22,010
0.55% $34,950
46 Fast Food Cooks
21,330
0.54% $18,000
47 Medical Assistants
21,260
0.53% $28,410
48 Applications Software Developers
20,370
0.51% $90,280
49 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
20,350
0.51% $47,180
50 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
20,350
0.51% $28,430
51 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
20,310
0.51% $53,050
52 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
20,220
0.51% $19,000
53 Computer User Support Specialists
19,900
0.50% $47,190
54 Correctional Officers and Jailers
17,610
0.44% $27,990
55 Computer Systems Analysts
17,420
0.44% $73,370
56 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
17,060
0.43% $20,050
57 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
16,640
0.42% $25,710
58 Helpers--Production Workers
16,390
0.41% $21,810
59 Electricians
16,090
0.40% $43,670
60 Financial Managers
15,030
0.38% $114,510
61 Bill and Account Collectors
14,950
0.38% $33,300
62 Lawyers
14,890
0.37% $115,550
63 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
14,850
0.37% $57,100
64 Human Resources Specialists
14,650
0.37% $51,940
65 Dishwashers
14,330
0.36% $17,920
66 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
14,200
0.36% $55,750
67 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
14,150
0.36% $31,430
68 Personal Care Aides
13,680
0.34% $18,840
69 Driver/Sales Workers
13,630
0.34% $21,580
70 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
13,550
0.34% $32,750
71 Carpenters
13,500
0.34% $36,480
72 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
13,440
0.34% $58,850
73 Billing and Posting Clerks
13,370
0.34% $32,220
74 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
12,650
0.32% $17,800
75 Tellers
12,340
0.31% $27,200
76 Sales Managers
12,080
0.30% $112,920
77 Pharmacy Technicians
12,040
0.30% $27,200
78 Insurance Sales Agents
11,920
0.30% $44,120
79 Other Physicians and Surgeons
11,900
0.30% n/a
80 Systems Software Developers
11,900
0.30% $93,980
81 Firefighters
11,040
0.28% $32,740
82 Computer and Information Systems Managers
11,010
0.28% $122,430
83 Computer Programmers
10,960
0.28% n/a
84 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
10,630
0.27% $17,820
85 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
10,500
0.26% $75,910
86 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
10,420
0.26% $21,020
87 Counter and Rental Clerks
10,340
0.26% $24,700
88 Chief Executives
10,320
0.26% $179,630
89 Administrative Services Managers
10,310
0.26% $81,220
90 Recreation Workers
10,250
0.26% $20,070
91 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
10,230
0.26% $43,060
92 Bartenders
10,020
0.25% $18,170
93 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
9,880
0.25% $45,820
94 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
9,730
0.24% $28,920
95 Dental Assistants
9,700
0.24% $34,000
96 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
9,590
0.24% $51,090
97 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
9,430
0.24% $71,310
98 Pharmacists
9,380
0.24% $117,810
99 Unknown
9,340
0.23% $49,810
100 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
9,180
0.23% $29,540
101 Postal Service Mail Carriers
9,170
0.23% $56,690
102 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
9,080
0.23% n/a
103 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
8,950
0.22% $60,100
104 Flight Attendants
8,860
0.22% $46,140
105 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
8,860
0.22% $34,030
106 Loan Officers
8,660
0.22% $57,490
107 Training and Development Specialists
8,660
0.22% $56,350
108 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
8,500
0.21% $27,730
109 All Other Managers
8,410
0.21% $105,250
110 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
8,400
0.21% $32,780
111 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
8,330
0.21% $33,470
112 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
8,300
0.21% $56,450
113 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
8,280
0.21% $23,080
114 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
8,270
0.21% $40,970
115 Home Health Aides
8,250
0.21% $18,590
116 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
8,160
0.20% $52,410
117 Food Service Managers
8,130
0.20% $43,090
118 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
7,920
0.20% $59,200
119 Real Estate Sales Agents
7,890
0.20% $35,650
120 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
7,780
0.20% $18,420
121 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
7,740
0.19% $41,610
122 Medical Secretaries
7,730
0.19% $30,790
123 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
7,660
0.19% $135,800
124 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
7,650
0.19% $19,490
125 Machinists
7,360
0.18% $36,350
126 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
7,260
0.18% $18,600
127 Social and Human Service Assistants
7,260
0.18% $26,200
128 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
7,060
0.18% $85,970
129 Advertising Sales Agents
7,020
0.18% $50,460
130 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
6,710
0.17% $66,450
131 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
6,710
0.17% $52,750
132 Medical and Health Services Managers
6,610
0.17% $89,410
133 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
6,600
0.17% $47,630
134 Computer Network Support Specialists
6,580
0.17% $66,800
135 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
6,570
0.16% $30,720
136 Financial Analysts
6,570
0.16% $72,320
137 Compliance Officers
6,510
0.16% $58,670
138 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
6,480
0.16% $34,950
139 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
6,450
0.16% $41,770
140 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
6,340
0.16% $55,030
141 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
6,330
0.16% $18,240
142 Graphic Designers
6,270
0.16% $48,620
143 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
6,200
0.16% $19,310
144 Property, Real Estate Managers
6,170
0.15% $54,340
145 Civil Engineers
6,070
0.15% $80,690
146 Parts Salespersons
6,030
0.15% $29,190
147 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
5,990
0.15% $52,750
148 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
5,960
0.15% $35,130
149 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
5,880
0.15% $53,820
150 Other Production Workers
5,810
0.15% $21,230
151 Legal Secretaries
5,740
0.14% $38,820
152 Industrial Engineers
5,650
0.14% $78,640
153 Personal Financial Advisors
5,650
0.14% $78,820
154 Telemarketers
5,400
0.14% $21,640
155 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
5,380
0.14% $28,570
156 Sewing Machine Operators
5,380
0.14% $23,460
157 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
5,360
0.13% $45,560
158 Other Postsecondary Teachers
5,330
0.13% $60,160
159 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
5,320
0.13% $34,140
160 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
5,270
0.13% $70,200
161 Other Computer Occupations
5,230
0.13% $81,090
162 Marketing Managers
5,230
0.13% $122,870
163 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
5,210
0.13% $58,210
164 Dental Hygienists
5,170
0.13% $64,050
165 Database Administrators
5,140
0.13% $79,120
166 Printing Press Operators
5,130
0.13% $32,790
167 Short Order Cooks
5,120
0.13% $19,070
168 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
5,090
0.13% $32,910
169 Radiologic Technologists
5,020
0.13% $50,790
170 Bakers
5,000
0.13% $21,430
171 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
5,000
0.13% $86,150
172 Data Entry Keyers
4,990
0.13% $27,830
173 Mechanical Engineers
4,990
0.13% $76,570
174 Cost Estimators
4,960
0.12% $57,040
175 Insurance Underwriters
4,920
0.12% $61,950
176 Physical Therapists
4,760
0.12% $81,820
177 Butchers and Meat Cutters
4,680
0.12% $26,460
178 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
4,620
0.12% $33,400
179 Instructional Coordinators
4,580
0.11% $63,770
180 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
4,540
0.11% $19,890
181 Public Relations Specialists
4,540
0.11% $52,480
182 Computer Network Architects
4,540
0.11% $104,490
183 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
4,520
0.11% $45,320
184 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
4,500
0.11% $32,220
185 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
4,490
0.11% $40,380
186 Sheet Metal Workers
4,430
0.11% $45,600
187 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
4,340
0.11% $36,680
188 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
4,290
0.11% $29,500
189 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
4,270
0.11% $25,380
190 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
4,180
0.10% $56,370
191 Construction Managers
4,160
0.10% $89,230
192 Logisticians
4,150
0.10% $69,580
193 Industrial Production Managers
4,150
0.10% $86,920
194 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
4,140
0.10% $33,420
195 Architectural and Engineering Managers
4,120
0.10% $125,220
196 Chefs and Head Cooks
4,110
0.10% n/a
197 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
4,100
0.10% $27,080
198 Healthcare Social Workers
4,090
0.10% $46,090
199 Electrical Engineers
4,090
0.10% $85,270
200 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
4,080
0.10% $19,120

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