Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

The average Chief Executive Officer in Boston earns approximately $194K per year. Final cash compensation to Chief Executive Officers in Boston varies from around $98K to approximately $511K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $149K and $372K, respectively. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Most Chief Executive Officers in Boston, Mass. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Boston Chief Executive Officers survey respondents are men (76 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's 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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $118K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $244K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chief Executive Officers in Boston make a median salary of $248K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Chief Executive Officers in Boston, Mass. report making only $231K on average.

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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%