Internet Executives


Internet Executives


Internet executives plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the operations of businesses that engage in commerce over the Internet. These upper-level positions include presidents, chief operating officers, executive vice presidents, chief financial officers, chief information officers, and regional and district managers. They ensure that e-commerce sites are profitable and maintain high visibility and presence on the Web. The majority of Internet executives are employed by large companies in urban areas.

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Five to 15 years experience required



Business Management


Personality Traits



Salary levels for Internet executives vary substantially, depending upon their level of responsibility, length of service, and the type, size, and location of the organization for which they work. Top-level executives in large firms can earn much more than their counterparts in small firms. Also, salaries in large metropolitan areas tend to be higher than those in smaller cities.

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Work Environment

Internet executives work in comfortable offices near the departments they direct. Top executives at established companies may have spacious, lavish offices with comfortable desks and chairs, PCs, phones, and most have personal support staff. They may enjoy such privileges as having executive dining rooms, company cars, club memberships, and liberal expense accounts.

Executives often trav...


The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow much faster than the average through 2028 as Internet and social-media businesses continue to grow and new companies are formed. Many companies are expanding their markets internationally, and e-commerce plays a vital role in these efforts. For this reason, Internet executives w...