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Wage Trend Reports

The career opportunities for graduates of Albany Tech are vast and varied. Program graduates are not limited to a single job, but are often qualified for a variety of employment opportunities within their chosen field. This page includes many of the wage trends within several of the programs offered by Albany Tech, but is by no means all-inclusive in its listing. Information was collected from various resources including, but not limited to, Labor Market Information, Department of Labor, Georgia State Merit System and Albany Tech’s Employer Verification Forms. The Employer Verification Form reflects the range of remuneration that can reasonably be expected by completers who enter this field upon completion of program, with the higher salary range representative of salary potential with various years of work experience. The remaining figures have been provided for comparative analysis and reflect entry level to ending salaries.

 


Agriculture Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Applied Manufacturing Technology
ATC Graduate Survey ATC Graduate Survey Laborer (Major Manufacturer)
$33,260
ATC Graduate Survey Lineman
$15,600
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Line Installers
$18,900-$34,500

Environmental Horticulture
ATC Employer Verification Forms Horticulture Worker
$16,000-$24,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Office of Personnel Mgmt Gardener (Fed. Sector)
$16,765-$40,268
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Grounds person
$12,000-$17,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Landscape Architect
$26,916-$42,456
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Automotive Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Auto Collision Repair
ATC Employer Verification Forms Auto Collision Repair
$22,000-$40,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Auto Body & Related Repairer (Private Sector)
$22,500-$39,600
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Painter Helper/Assistant (Private Sector)
$12,500-$24,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Transportation Equipment Painter (Private Sector)
$12,000-$23,000

Automotive Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Auto Mechanic
$18,000-$25,000
GA State Merit System Mechanic
$21,280
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Automotive Mechanic
$18,035-$32,600
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Automotive Technician (Private Sector)
$16,640-$24,960
Office of Personnel Mgmt Heavy Mobile Equip Rep Hlpr (Fed Student Prog)
$26,936
Office of Personnel Mgmt Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer (Federal)
$29,598-$34,570

Diesel Equipment Techology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Diesel Mechanic (Private Sector)
$25,000-$40,000
GA State Merit System (not available) Mechanic
$21,280
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Diesel Mechanic (Private Sector)
$16,640-$24,900
Office of Personnel Mgmt Heavy Mobile Equip Rep Hlpr (Fed Student Prog)
$26,936
Office of Personnel Mgmt Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer (Federal)
$29,598-$34,570
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Truck Mech & Diesel Engine Spec (Private Sector)
$20,800-$35,000
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Business Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Accounting
ATC Employer Verification Forms Accounting Tech (Small Organization)
$17,312-$27,000
ATC Employer Verification Forms Depending upon Dept. (Medical Arena)
$20,000-$40,000
GA State Merit System Accounting Clerk
$17,210
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Teller
$14,040-$19,128
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Accounting Technician
$16,000-$20,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Bookkeeper
$17,196-$25,680

Business & Office Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Depending upon Dept (Medical Arena)
$13,000-$28,000
ATC Employer Verification Forms Depending upon Dept (Governmental Arena)
$16,506-$25,745
GA State Merit System Secretary I - III
$15,696-$20,116
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Administrative Asst/Spec
$17,900-$24,190
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Data Entry
$15,000-$23,491
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor General Office Clerk
$14,592-$22,020
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Typist
$18,000-$25,080

Marketing Management
ATC Employer Verification Forms Marketing Mgmt (Depending upon Dept.)
$12,500-$25,044
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Marketing & Public Relations Mgrs
$25,000-$50,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Customer Sales Rep.
$18,516-$26,796
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Retail Sales
$13,260-$21,636
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Salesperson, Retail
$12,000-$19,000
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Design Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Drafting/Adv Drafting & Design
ATC Employer Verification Forms Drafter
$10,000-$22,000
GA State Merit System CAD Operator (Entry-Level)
$18,162
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Bitmap Drafters and Estimators
$20,800-$31,000

Printing/Graphics Techology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Printing & Graphics Arts
$16,000-$21,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Electronic Pagination System Operator
$18,720-$31,200
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Offset Printer
$20,800
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Press Operator
$18,367-$29,120
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Printing Press Helper
$14,560-$17,940
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Typesetter
$14,560-18,720
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Early Childhood Care and Education

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Early Childhood/Advanced Early Childhood
ATC Employer Verification Forms Childcare (ECCE)
$8,000-$14,000
ATC Employer Verification Forms Childcare Asst./Mgmt. (Adv. ECCE)
$11,933-$16,300
GA State Merit System (not available)
Office of Personnel Mgmt Childcare Provider (Federal Sector)
$17,576-$22,921
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Childcare Worker (Private Sector)
$11,388-$15,336
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Teacher's Aide
$11,292-$15,084
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Electronics & Electrical Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Air Conditioning Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Air Conditioning Technician
$16,500-$18,750
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Heating, AC, & Refrig Installers
$16,000-$30,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Heating, AC, & Refrigeration Mechanics
$16,900-$29,000

Electronic Technician
ATC Employer Verification Forms Electronics Technician
$26,333-$47,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Electronics Technician (Small Companies)
$15,600-$17,680
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Electronics Tech (Small Manufacturer)
$16,640-$27,040
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Elec. Tech (Major Manufacturer w/4 yrs exp)
$33,000-$58,000

Industrial Electrician/Electrical Construction & Maintenance
ATC Employer Verification Forms Indus Elec/Elec Const & Maint Wkr
$19,000-$25,000
GA State Merit System (not available) Telephone Technician II
$24,174
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Auxiliary Equipment Operator (Power Plant Entry Level)
$22,880
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Electrician
$22,630-35,214
Office of Personel Mgmt Electrical Equipment Helper (Federal Student Prog)
$26,936
Office of Personnel Mgmt Electrical Equipment Worker (Federal)
$28,288-$33,072
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Electrician's Helper (Private Sector)
$15,600-$17,680
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Maintenance Repairers, general utility
$17,600-32,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Maintenance Tech/Mech (Private Sector)
$22,880-$33,280
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Health Care Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Dental Assisting
ATC Employer Verification Forms Dental Assistant
$15,100-$23,920
GA State Merit System Dental Assistant
$15,744
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Dental Assistant (Private Sector)
$15,600-$23,000

Medical Assisting
ATC Employer Verification Forms Medical Assistant
$16,640-$24,960
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Medical Assistants (Private Sector)
$15,400-$23,600
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Medical & Clinical Lab Tech (Private Sector)
$15,736-$20,780
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Medical Secretary
$15,621-$33,509

Practical Nursing
ATC Employer Verification Forms Licensed Practical Nurse
$18,054-$24,960
GA State Merit System Licensed Practical Nurse
$17,374
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Licensed Practical Nurse (Private Sector)
$18,034-$25,875

Radiologic Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Radiology Technologist
ATC Employer Verification Forms Radiology Technologist
$24,000-$29,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Radiology Technologist
$21,695-$31,370

Surgical Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Surgical Technologist (Clinic)
$16,640-$24,960
ATC Employer Verification Forms Surgical Technologist (Hospital)
$18,720-$25,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Surgical Technologist
$17,368

Pharmacy Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Pharmacy Technician
$11,500-$21,000
GA State Merit System Pharmacy Technician
$18,162
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Pharmacy Technician
$14,000-$20,000

Paramedic Technology
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Paramedic
$18,000-$32,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Attendant
$12,000-$19,032
GA State Merit System (not available)
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Information Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Computer Information Systems
ATC Employer Verification Forms Entry-Level Computer Support
$18,000-$25,000
ATC Employer Verification Forms Major Manufacturer
$28,000-$40,000
GA State Merit System Programmer (Entry-Level)
Up to $28,254
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Computer Operator
$16,800-$27,744
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Computer Equipment Repair
$22,000-$31,044
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Computer Support Tech (Major Manufacturer)
$22,672-$32,448
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor General Office Computing Clerk
$12,480-$24,960
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Metals & Construction Technology

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Carpentry
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Carpenter
$18,700-$27,300
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Carperter Helper
$11,700-$16,400

Machine Tool Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Machinist
$17,680-$18,720
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Machinist
$18,072-$25,248
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Machine Tool Technician (3 yrs experience)
$27,000-$31,200
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Machine Tool Tech w/Tool & Dye Component
$43,000-$45,000

Welding & Joining Techology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Welders
$20,000-$45,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Welders and Cutters
$19,000-$27,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Pipefitters
$23,800-$41,000
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Personal Services

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Cosmetology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Cosmetologist
$15,000-$50,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Cosmetologist
$14,160-$23,000
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Manicurist
$11,419-$24,700
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Nail Technician
Commission or salary

Culinary Arts
ATC Employer Verification Forms Culinary Arts
$18,000-$28,000
GA State Merit System (not available) Food Service Worker
$15,216
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Baker (Bread & Pastry)
$15,192-$23,016/yr
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Bitmap Cook, Chef & Head
$13,392-$19,296
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Cook, Cafeteria
$11,900-$16,100
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Cook, Restaurant
$12,200-$17,600


Hotel, Restaurant, & Travel Mangement

ATC Employer Verification Forms Depending upon department
$13,520-$21,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Restaurant Manager
$23,508-$33,204
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Hotel Desk Clerk
$12,000-$17,112
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Public Services

Program/Source of Information Job Title Annual Salary

Criminal Justice
ATC Employer Verification Forms Prison Security
$18,700-$25,000
ATC Employer Verification Forms Security (4-yr degree)
$18,700-$26,700
GA State Merit System Correctional Officer
$22,044
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Law Enforcement Officers
$21,000-$43,428
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Guards and watch guards
$12,500-$17,652

Fire Science Technology
ATC Employer Verification Forms Firefighter
$24,545-$32,000
GA State Merit System (not available)
Labor Market Info/Dept of Labor Firefighter
$21,000-$31,000




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