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Chief Executive Salary Information in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of chief executives in Athens-Clarke County is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$87,100
25th Percentile Wage
$122,000
50th Percentile Wage
$159,230
75th Percentile Wage
$183,800
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $183,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $159,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $87,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41.87
25th Percentile Wage
$58.65
50th Percentile Wage
$76.55
75th Percentile Wage
$88.37
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $88.37. The median hourly salary is $76.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41.87.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016159,23019.48%4.34%
2015128,2106.62%-
2014119,720-4.60%-
2013125,230-21.63%-
2012152,320--

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Athens-Clarke County with Other Georgia Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $159,230 in Athens-Clarke County is in the middle of salary range for chief executives in state of Georgia. In comparison, the annual salary of chief executives in Athens-Clarke County is 19.7 percent (19.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Gainesville and 81.2 percent (81.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Brunswick.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gainesville
$198,180
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$195,280
Dalton
$192,910
Macon
$172,480
Columbus
$168,990
Athens-Clarke County
$159,230
Warner Robins
$153,800
Albany
$153,210
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$146,290
Savannah
$144,750
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$130,550
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$116,630
Valdosta
$108,260
Rome
$86,390
Brunswick
$29,970

See also: Top paying jobs in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.