Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

On average, Atlanta Chief Executive Officers earn six-figure salaries ($181K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta, Ga. varies from around $68K to approximately $467K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $155K and $395K, respectively. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,376 - $340,260
MEDIAN: $180,731

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$62,376 - $340,260  
$5,896 - $154,563  
Profit Sharing
$7,298 - $394,530  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$68,123 - $466,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $153K per year. Atlanta Chief Executive Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $202K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $259K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 14%