Atlanta Workforce

Atlanta’s talented workforce is more affordable than the competition. Our median hourly earnings are 30% lower than NYC’s, 13% lower than Chicago’s and 10% lower than San Diego’s. The city is home to 200,000 workers and with 2.7 million more in the metro area, you’re sure to find the experienced workforce you need.

City of Atlanta Industry and Earnings

Jobs Median earnings
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 201,604 $36,707
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 415 $19,362
Construction 7,875 $27,308
Manufacturing 10,914 $46,379
Wholesale trade 6,112 $49,123
Retail trade 19,103 $24,228
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 11,212 $39,183
Information 8,454 $59,778
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing: 16,083 $56,240
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 38,780 $57,337
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 42,270 $34,100
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 23,109 $18,010
Other services, except public administration 9,145 $26,402
Public administration 8,132 $48,784

Source: U.S. Census 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates