Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)s, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Salaries increase to $79K from around $68K after five to 10 years. Salaries reach six figures after a good amount of time spent on the job—between 10 and 20 years—typically amounting to $116K. Salary increase slows as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)s pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $133K. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)s with more than 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and one to 10 years.