Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (United States)

Wages for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are plentiful, with average pay above six figures ($113,307) per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers—as high as $100K, $102K and about $200K, respectively—each contribute to the degree of variability within overall compensation, ranging from $48,534 to $302,408. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a quarter are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Male Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$48,800 - $246,338
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $102,737
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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$10.28 - $106.35
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$48,800 - $246,338  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $99,456  
Profit Sharing
$1,492 - $102,220  
Commission
$0.00 - $203,223  
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).
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$48,534 - $302,408  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,071
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $106.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$198.66 - $99,456  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $203,223  
Profit Sharing
$1,492 - $102,220  
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).
)
$48,534 - $302,408  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Pay Difference By Location

Miami
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New York
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Atlanta
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San Francisco
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Dallas
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Austin
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Houston
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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National Average
$113,000
San Diego
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Miami offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers, 69 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+46 percent), New York (+46 percent), San Francisco (+32 percent), and Dallas (+30 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Strategic Planning
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Leadership
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People Management
0%
National Average
$113,000
Senior Financial Management
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Operations Management
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Sales Management
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Project Management
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Business Development
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Budget Management
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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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