Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Median pay for Chief Executive Officers in Boston, Mass. is around $194K annually. Total cash compensation to Chief Executive Officers in Boston bottoms out near $98K and approaches $511K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $149K from bonuses and almost $372K from profit sharing. For the most part, Boston Chief Executive Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Male Chief Executive Officers in Boston, Mass. are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$87,332 - $386,667
MEDIAN: $194,292

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$87,332 - $386,667  
$1,957 - $148,994  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $372,485  
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).
$98,487 - $510,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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

Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $118K. Chief Executive Officers in Boston claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $248K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $231K.

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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


24 %
76 %

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: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 14%