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


Atlanta
$52,750

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

3.3%
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
302,500
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
263,000
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
236,800
Janitor
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k