Highest-paying business jobs in Atlanta

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Atlanta

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#26. Tax preparers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $46,160
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,750

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#25. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $56,820
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,140

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#24. Fundraisers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $58,160
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,450

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#23. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $59,650
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,200
- Employment: 52,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)
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#22. Human resources specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $67,500
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,150

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)

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#21. Labor relations specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $67,550
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)
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#20. Logisticians

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $71,100
- #217 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,860

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#19. Training and development specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $71,470
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#18. Compliance officers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $73,200
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,930

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#17. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $73,950
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)

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#16. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $74,500
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)
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#15. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $75,370
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,930

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#14. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $75,770
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,660

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)
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#13. Cost estimators

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $77,720
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,330

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)
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#12. Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $79,280
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,410
- Employment: 12,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($132,660)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,780)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($131,330)

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#11. Accountants and auditors

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $83,050
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 29,260

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#10. Insurance underwriters

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $83,140
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)
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#9. Loan officers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $83,890
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,950

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)
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#8. Budget analysts

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $84,280
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)
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#7. Financial and investment analysts

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $93,270
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,290

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)

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#6. Credit analysts

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $98,040
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 890

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#5. Financial examiners

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $99,100
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#4. Project management specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $101,410
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,990

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#3. Management analysts

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#2. Personal financial advisors

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $114,130
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)

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#1. Financial risk specialists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $115,000
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)

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