Six-figure salaries are the norm for Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta , with median pay hovering around $155K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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MEDIAN: $155,073

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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
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239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Atlanta Chief Executive Officers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $140K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $150K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $162K in this role. Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta, Ga. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $289K.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%