What kind of jobs are there in Atlanta, GA?

Home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies – like Delta Air Lines Inc., The Home Depot and The Coca-Cola Company – Atlanta offers a range of job opportunities. 

Technology is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in Atlanta, and the entertainment industry is also booming thanks to production incentives such as an income tax credit. With Turner Studios, Tyler Perry Studios and EUE/Screen Gems Studios all located here, and Pinewood Atlanta Studios just south of the city proper, Atlanta is attracting a number of productions and the skilled workforce needed to complete them.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.1 /10

How we calculate this.

Atlanta has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.4% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Atlanta

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k