Highest-paying jobs in Atlanta

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Atlanta

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Atlanta, the annual mean wage is $59,100 or 1.4% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $338,680. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. 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
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- 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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#49. Power distributors and dispatchers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $116,460
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,520
- Employment: 9,660
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($131,560)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($129,570)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($123,540)
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#48. Physician assistants

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $117,540
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)
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#47. Software developers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $118,100
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 36,080

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#46. Industrial production managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $118,570
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)

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#45. Medical and health services managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $118,790
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#44. Administrative services managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $119,680
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,030
- Employment: 224,620
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($142,650)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,950)
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#43. Pharmacists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $120,040
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)
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#42. Art directors

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $120,110
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,430
- Employment: 42,080
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($163,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($157,310)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($146,040)
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#41. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $120,710
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,520
- Employment: 27,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($225,610)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($208,310)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($200,980)

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#40. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $122,480
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#39. Training and development managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $124,440
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,800
- Employment: 35,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)
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#38. Computer network architects

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $126,070
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,400

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#37. Physicists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $126,200
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)
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#36. Sales engineers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $126,440
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,670

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,630
- Employment: 59,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salisbury, MD-DE ($169,330)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($158,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($158,320)

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#35. Public relations managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $126,840
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,270

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)
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#34. Compensation and benefits managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $128,210
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)
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#33. Purchasing managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $129,140
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,610

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#32. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $129,270
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,090
- Employment: 11,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($180,550)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($180,490)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($172,600)
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#31. Database architects

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $131,110
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 50,440
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)

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#30. Human resources managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $131,300
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,330

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)
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#29. Optometrists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $131,440
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)
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#28. Commercial pilots

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $134,820
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#27. Education administrators, postsecondary

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $135,580
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,260
- Employment: 155,990
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Corvallis, OR ($178,570)
--- Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC ($165,940)
--- Syracuse, NY ($164,660)
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#26. Medical dosimetrists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $140,300
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,750
- Employment: 2,400
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,120)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($140,710)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($140,300)

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#25. Podiatrists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $142,570
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,380
- Employment: 8,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($231,930)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($219,920)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($205,040)
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#24. Lawyers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $144,380
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)
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#23. Sales managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $145,860
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,970

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)
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#22. Marketing managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $146,740
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,920

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#21. Advertising and promotions managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $148,590
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,860
- Employment: 22,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($193,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($182,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($166,620)

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#20. Natural sciences managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $150,660
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,110
- Employment: 74,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)
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#19. Architectural and engineering managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $152,440
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#18. Law teachers, postsecondary

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $152,750
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)
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#17. Air traffic controllers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $153,770
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

National
- Annual mean salary: $127,920
- Employment: 21,230
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($158,210)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($154,180)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($153,770)
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#16. Financial managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $154,030
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 15,170

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)

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#15. Athletes and sports competitors

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $161,100
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,930
- Employment: 12,320
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($212,500)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($210,210)
--- Columbus, OH ($201,290)
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#14. Computer and information systems managers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $162,470
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)
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#13. Psychiatrists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $163,070
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)
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#12. General internal medicine physicians

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $165,800
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $242,190
- Employment: 58,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rockford, IL ($359,200)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($350,330)
--- Sumter, SC ($334,810)
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#11. Dentists, general

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $169,090
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,400

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)

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#10. Nurse anesthetists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $170,870
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $202,470
- Employment: 43,950
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Springfield, IL ($298,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($283,550)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($276,810)
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#9. Pediatricians, general

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $188,310
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)
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#8. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $207,460
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)
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#7. Family medicine physicians

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $218,200
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,550

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)
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#6. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $223,610
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $270,090
- Employment: 11,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($356,830)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($355,740)
--- York-Hanover, PA ($344,470)

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#5. Actuaries

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $245,520
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,300
- Employment: 23,040
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($245,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,550)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($144,320)
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#4. Anesthesiologists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $307,730
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)
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#3. Radiologists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $330,350
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $301,720
- Employment: 29,530
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($370,570)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($358,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($358,450)
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#2. Neurologists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $336,230
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,660
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($350,140)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($348,500)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($346,670)
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#1. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
- Annual mean salary: $338,680
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)

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