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Georgia Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Georgia Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Georgia, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Fabric menders, except garment$26,13023024.9
2Mathematical technicians$34,39010013.9
3Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders$24,5637,14013.0
4Radio mechanics$40,01037010.5
5Nuclear engineers$94,0306008.0
6Statistical assistants$23,6662,3808.0
7Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders$25,3803,0306.4
8Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers$25,3851,4406.1
9Library science teachers, postsecondary$52,2001705.9
10Craft artists$37,0801005.8
11Epidemiologists$56,6801905.2
12Obstetricians and gynecologists$190,7701,4505.2
13Bookbinders$30,4401404.7
14Logging equipment operators$28,2046104.3
15Broadcast news analysts$61,5103104.3
16Slaughterers and meat packers$18,6901,0804.2
17Precision instrument and equipment repairers$42,6905804.1
18Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers$26,0704203.7
19Boilermakers$42,7706803.3
20Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers$27,8603403.3
21Air traffic controllers$129,3906703.3
22Airfield operations specialists$58,9501303.2
23Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders$25,8508903.1
24Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary$51,6602103.0
25Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers$29,5851,5502.8
26Graduate teaching assistants$15,5001,2802.7
27Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders$29,7586602.5
28Helpers--roofers$19,9137202.5
29Pipelayers$26,1572,7702.4
30Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders$20,4801102.4
31Instructional coordinators$48,1566,0102.4
32Coil winders, tapers, and finishers$30,1505002.3
33Transportation inspectors$65,0507302.3
34Dental laboratory technicians$27,2161,9802.3
35Athletes and sports competitors(varies)3402.3
36Internists, general$159,2601,6902.3
37Tax preparers$26,4802,1702.3
38Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders$21,9537802.3
39Health educators$41,0322,4302.2
40Public address system and other announcers$30,1202602.1
41Electrical power-line installers and repairers$46,2543,0502.1
42Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$42,7723,0202.0
43Correspondence clerks$35,9505402.0
44Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$31,3112,5502.0
45Microbiologists$71,2955402.0
46Sales managers$82,00016,5202.0
47New accounts clerks$28,2163,2902.0
48Designers$39,3404001.9
49First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$51,8151,3801.9
50Law teachers, postsecondary$109,0402401.9
51Loan counselors$44,3808701.9
52Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors$64,8239801.9
53Chief executives$140,48714,9301.9
54Tree trimmers and pruners$27,6903401.8
55Real estate brokers$65,7461,1101.8
56Home appliance repairers$29,4301,2301.8
57Meeting and convention planners$45,6921,6601.8
58Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$21,0362,7901.8
59Embalmers$30,0251301.8
60Political science teachers, postsecondary$69,0403401.8
61Bailiffs$22,0203001.8
62Community and social service specialists$31,0513,9501.8
63Kindergarten teachers, except special education$44,8885,2901.8
64Animal trainers$22,3101501.8
65Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$65,5204601.7
66Helpers--electricians$23,0503,2501.7
67Real estate sales agents$32,3325,6401.7
68Meter readers, utilities$28,3751,1701.7
69Interior designers$50,0752,0901.7
70Glaziers$30,4451,4501.7
71Psychology teachers, postsecondary$85,3808401.7
72Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates$88,4165801.7
73Industrial truck and tractor operators$25,65624,0701.7
74Pest control workers$27,1262,4801.6
75Transportation, storage, and distribution managers$64,9783,3601.6
76Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics$28,4504201.6
77Religious workers$19,9701001.6
78Cooks, institution and cafeteria$16,16813,4101.6
79Engine and other machine assemblers$32,1954801.6
80Demonstrators and product promoters$27,0532,5301.6
81Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers$18,4151,9801.6
82Training and development managers$65,5581,0801.6
83Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$43,3105,6101.6
84First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers$33,4304,0901.6
85Skin care specialists$24,0506201.6
86General and operations managers$78,91965,7001.6
87Fire inspectors and investigators$43,3502901.6
88Security and fire alarm systems installers$29,2801,4701.6
89Bill and account collectors$26,17516,6101.5
90Cutters and trimmers, hand$24,3557301.5
91Law clerks$31,8731,3601.5
92Industrial machinery mechanics$37,8027,4801.5
93Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$30,5752,0501.5
94Emergency management specialists$58,9002001.5
95Concierges$22,7805101.5
96Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$27,6621,8101.5
97Operations research analysts$64,7461,7701.5
98Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators$29,53312,3201.5
99Millwrights$37,1221,0601.5
100First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers$49,24016,2001.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Georgia

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Georgia are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons110,850$21,0841.0
2Cashiers84,700$15,3611.0
3Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand69,550$21,0701.2
4Customer service representatives68,660$24,6561.3
5General and operations managers65,700$78,9191.6
6Office clerks, general62,260$21,1950.8
7Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food60,460$13,7801.1
8Waiters and waitresses58,270$13,5551.0
9Stock clerks and order fillers47,240$20,4771.2
10Registered nurses45,510$50,9710.8
11First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers44,900$40,8971.3
12Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive43,910$24,7601.0
13Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners43,820$18,0840.8
14Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products43,760$49,7091.2
15Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer42,250$32,9521.2
16Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks41,160$27,3930.9
17Executive secretaries and administrative assistants39,520$33,3371.1
18Maintenance and repair workers, general33,820$31,0821.1
19First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers30,410$30,7171.1
20Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants28,880$17,9680.9
21Teacher assistants28,660$15,8711.0
22Team assemblers28,340$26,5201.1
23Receptionists and information clerks26,550$21,2801.0
24Food preparation workers25,950$16,0741.2
25Truck drivers, light or delivery services25,120$23,2981.1
26Construction laborers25,080$21,1311.1
27Security guards24,440$21,3500.9
28Industrial truck and tractor operators24,070$25,6561.7
29Accountants and auditors22,940$49,5060.8
30Packers and packagers, hand22,260$18,0871.1
31Cooks, restaurant21,980$18,8381.1
32First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers21,180$25,3251.2
33Landscaping and groundskeeping workers20,920$19,9400.9
34Maids and housekeeping cleaners20,850$15,1631.0
35Business operations specialists20,720$52,8730.9
36Cooks, fast food20,100$13,9011.4
37First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers17,780$46,8901.1
38Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses17,770$31,0411.1
39Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks16,870$26,3860.9
40Computer systems analysts16,760$60,6551.3
41Child care workers16,630$14,7341.2
42Bill and account collectors16,610$26,1751.5
43Sales managers16,520$82,0002.0
44Police and sheriff's patrol officers16,490$31,6461.3
45Computer support specialists16,460$37,6901.3
46Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education16,450$45,0081.3
47Management analysts16,400$70,4251.4
48First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers16,200$49,2401.5
49Automotive service technicians and mechanics16,170$33,1991.0
50Financial managers15,880$78,4361.3
51Electricians15,850$36,3521.1
52First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers15,820$45,1671.2
53Carpenters15,080$30,5160.7
54Chief executives14,930$140,4871.9
55Helpers--production workers13,850$20,3081.2
56Cooks, institution and cafeteria13,410$16,1681.6
57Dishwashers13,330$14,0521.1
58Billing and posting clerks and machine operators13,080$25,9541.0
59Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products12,780$60,5101.4
60Tellers12,360$21,7540.9
61Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators12,320$29,5331.5
62Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders11,750$24,6841.3
63Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers11,720$32,6251.0
64Driver/sales workers11,300$25,5321.2
65Computer software engineers, applications11,250$65,9010.9
66Lawyers10,980$88,0300.8
67Counter and rental clerks10,380$19,1150.9
68Medical assistants10,250$24,7161.0
69Production, planning, and expediting clerks10,020$35,7231.4
70All other information and record clerks9,700$38,5171.3
71Computer software engineers, systems software9,570$74,1931.3
72Computer programmers9,450$55,9600.9
73Computer and information systems managers9,410$83,7021.4
74Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists9,200$19,5771.1
75Managers9,090$77,9901.1
76Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop8,800$14,6931.0
77Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters8,770$33,2860.8
78Cleaners of vehicles and equipment8,630$17,8201.0
79Administrative services managers8,530$59,1851.4
80Data entry keyers8,190$23,6001.1
81Postal service mail carriers8,180$42,5691.0
82Loan officers7,860$53,4511.0
83Correctional officers and jailers7,790$27,0381.4
84Preschool teachers, except special education7,600$23,4350.9
85Training and development specialists7,540$45,6401.4
86Industrial machinery mechanics7,480$37,8021.5
87Bus drivers, school7,350$16,9400.8
88Network and computer systems administrators7,310$54,7721.0
89Sales representatives, services7,310$47,1100.7
90First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers7,160$55,1210.9
91Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders7,140$24,56313.0
92Personal and home care aides7,130$16,4080.6
93Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers6,990$29,8510.9
94Teachers and instructors6,970$35,1050.7
95Telemarketers6,810$20,2450.8
96Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop6,650$14,3130.5
97Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products6,510$48,7391.0
98Pharmacy technicians6,470$23,4731.0
99Network systems and data communications analysts6,450$50,0281.3
100First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators6,430$45,0931.2

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