Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta, Ga. enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($185K) annually. Cash earnings for Atlanta Chief Executive Officers — including $193K in bonuses and $397K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $73K to $480K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$71,719 - $351,756
MEDIAN: $184,624

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$71,719 - $351,756  
$6,153 - $192,707  
Profit Sharing
$7,248 - $397,317  
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).
$72,617 - $479,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Atlanta, Georgia

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

For many Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta, more experience generally translates to higher pay. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $157K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Atlanta Chief Executive Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $207K. Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta, Ga. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $252K.

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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 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: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 13%