Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta, Ga. can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $187K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $194K and $391K, respectively — total cash payment to Atlanta Chief Executive Officers can bottom out near $81K or peak near $478K depending on individual performance. Men account for the majority of Chief Executive Officers in Atlanta who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,698 - $347,056
MEDIAN: $186,785

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$73,698 - $347,056  
$9,674 - $193,604  
Profit Sharing
$7,353 - $391,486  
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).
$80,840 - $478,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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.

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $165K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $236K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $208K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $246K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%