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. Also, the metro area is expected to have one of the highest accelerated job growths among major urban areas over the next few years. The region's unemployment rate is slightly above the national average.

Technology is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in Atlanta, and the entertainment industry is also booming thanks to production incentives such as a 20 percent transferable income tax credit. And with Turner Studios, Tyler Perry Studios and EUE/Screen Gems Studios all located here, and the new Pinewood Atlanta Studios just south of the city proper, Atlanta is attracting a record number of productions, and the skilled workforce needed to complete them.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


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

Average Annual Salary


Atlanta
$51,390

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

3.7%
of people are without a job

0.2% 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
295,400
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
259,100
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
226,200
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $32k