Georgia Data Science Degree Salary

By Henry R. Steele - June 28, 2018
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The following article discusses the salary and career outlook for graduates with a MBA, Graduate or Undergraduate Data Analytics degree in Georgia. Learn about the demand, salary outlook, top employers, job titles, as well as education options for campus and online Data Analytics degree programs for Georgia graduates.

Data Analytics Snapshot

Avg US Salary

$131,696

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Avg Georgia Salary

$104,458

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State vs National

Ranked 26th

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Total Job Postings

493

Job Type

Full-Time

Min Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Recommended Degree

Masters or MBA

Most Common Degree

Data Analytics/Business Analytics

Most Common Experience Level

Mid Level

*Data based on job title of Data Scientist

Georgia Data Analytics Demand

There is a healthy and growing demand for data scientists in Georgia.

National Data Analytics Salary Outlook

The national average estimate for Data Scientist was $131,696. This number is estimated from over 18,908 salaries and job advertisements from Indeed.com. This equates to an hourly salary of $68.590 and monthly of $10,975.

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$46,000

$260,000

Salary Distribution

Georgia Data Analytics Salaries by Career

The following Data Analytics career paths show the average salary derived from job postings in Georgia.

Analytics Manager$97,718 Rank: 18th
The average salary ranks 18th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $50.890 and monthly of $8,143. There were job openings from employers like The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Change Healthcare, and Fiserv. Further, 93% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Internship, Temporary, Part-time, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Analytics Manager required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$35,000

$190,000

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Business Analyst$70,030 Rank: 28th
The average salary ranks 28th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $36.470 and monthly of $5,836. There were job openings from employers like SunTrust, The Coca-Cola Company, TSYS, and Fiserv, Inc.. Further, 90% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Internship, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Business Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$25,000

$136,000

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Business Intelligence Developer$99,566 Rank: 7th
The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $51.860 and monthly of $8,297. There were job openings from employers like Trianz, Anthem, Inc., HUNTER Technical Resources, and Capgemini. Further, 83% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Business Intelligence Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$48,000

$169,000

Salary Distribution
Business Intelligence Manager$113,785 Rank: 7th
The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $59.260 and monthly of $9,482. There were job openings from employers like The Coca-Cola Company, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Equifax, and Aderant. Further, 90% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Commission, Part-time, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Business Intelligence Manager required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$46,000

$210,000

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Business Process Analyst$69,243 Rank: 20th
The average salary ranks 20th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $36.060 and monthly of $5,770. There were job openings from employers like Capgemini, SunTrust, The Coca-Cola Company, and Fiserv. Further, 91% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract, Commission, Temporary, Internship were also available. Most jobs for Business Process Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$20,000

$147,000

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Business Systems Analyst$78,955 Rank: 19th
The average salary ranks 19th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $41.120 and monthly of $6,580. There were job openings from employers like The Coca-Cola Company, TSYS, SunTrust, and Fiserv. Further, 90% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Internship, Contract, Temporary, Part-time, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Business Systems Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$175,000

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Data Analyst$69,710 Rank: 7th
The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $36.310 and monthly of $5,809. There were job openings from employers like SunTrust, TSYS, The Coca-Cola Company, and HD Supply. Further, 89% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Internship, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Data Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$17,000

$158,000

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Data Engineer$96,251 Rank: 31st
The average salary ranks 31st among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $50.130 and monthly of $8,021. There were job openings from employers like Georgia Tech, The Home Depot, Equifax, and General Electric. Further, 91% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Internship, Part-time, Temporary, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Data Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$32,000

$195,000

Salary Distribution
Data Scientist$104,458 Rank: 26th
The average salary ranks 26th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $54.410 and monthly of $8,705. There were job openings from employers like ADP, The Coca-Cola Company, Equifax, and Georgia Tech Research Institute. Further, 93% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Internship, Temporary, Contract, Part-time, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Data Scientist required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$43,000

$191,000

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Data Specialist$50,224 Rank: 7th
The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $26.160 and monthly of $4,185. There were job openings from employers like Party City, Voyage Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and CIOX Health. Further, 83% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Internship, Commission, Contract, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Data Specialist required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$14,000

$114,000

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Database Administrator$71,118 Rank: 38th
The average salary ranks 38th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $37.040 and monthly of $5,927. There were job openings from employers like TSYS, Amazon.com, Landis+Gyr, and Synovus. Further, 82% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Contract, Part-time, Internship were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$24,000

$142,000

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Marketing Analyst$52,535 Rank: 27th
The average salary ranks 27th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $27.360 and monthly of $4,378. There were job openings from employers like SunTrust, GEORGIA-PACIFIC, Capgemini, and SKIM. Further, 89% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Internship, Part-time, Contract, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Marketing Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$20,000

$99,000

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Statistician$95,743 Rank: 5th
The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $49.870 and monthly of $7,979. There were job openings from employers like ICF, Equifax, Norfolk Southern Corp, and Bank Of America. Further, 86% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Statistician required an applicant to have Entry Level experience.

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$37,000

$182,000

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Database Administrator$71,118 Rank: 38th
The average salary ranks 38th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $37.040 and monthly of $5,927. There were job openings from employers like TSYS, Landis+Gyr, Amazon.com, and Synovus. Further, 82% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Contract, Part-time, Internship were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$142,000

Salary Distribution

Best Cities for Data Analytics in Georgia

The following list of Georgia cities show the largest number of job postings for Data Analytics careers:

City # of Employers Average Salary
Atlanta 114 $111,605
Duluth 66 $99,437
Augusta 21 $76,537
Tifton 17 $104,881
Alpharetta 11 $120,230
Jersey 8 $77,379

Top Georgia Employers for Data Analytics

The following list analyzes the top employers in Georgia hiring students and professionals in the data analytics, business analytics and analyst fields:

Employer Name Average Salary

Georgia Campus-Based Data Analytics Degrees

The following campus-based colleges offer data analytics degrees for Georgia students:

Georgia State University and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business offers a Master of Science degree in Analytics that is offered on campus in Atlanta. Students in this two-year program will develop much-needed competencies in the following areas:

  • Machine learning
  • R
  • Python
  • Works with unstructured raw data
  • Boot camps in Amazon, Web services, Microsoft Azure and SAS
  • On-site Hadoop cluster
  • Big data analytics, fintech and legal analytics innovation laboratories

Students in this program are able to work with many partner companies to solve data-related problems that really matter:

  • Identify regular blood donors with American Red Cross
  • Predict client attrition via text mining with SunTrust Banks
  • Detect fraud with image recognition at Georgia-Pacific
  • Conduct data analysis and mining to determine correlations and patterns with Starr Companies

One of the major advantages of this program is you can tailor it to your professional and personal needs. There are many evening courses available for those with full time jobs. Also, there is a four week math foundations course for students who need additional math skills for the data science program.

For the graduation term from December 2016 to August 2017, the program boasts a 100% employment rate. Some of the employers that have chosen graduates from this program in recent years are:

  • Suntrust
  • Honeywell
  • Cox
  • AIG
  • Sprint
  • Starr Companies
  • LexisNexis
  • AIG
  • Munich RE
  • FHL Bank Atlanta
  • GP Georgia Pacific

Disclaimer: All salary numbers and figures are will vary depending on several factors such as level of education, college/university attended, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Sources: Sources for the above salary, employer and jobs data was aggregated through Indeed.com and BLS.gov

Henry R. Steele
Henry R. Steele
Managing Editor
Henry is Managing Editor of BusinessStudent.com. He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.Follow on Twitter.com

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