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

Salaries for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers generally bottom out at around $48K and peak near $298K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $99K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Male Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$48,198 - $246,680
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $102,950
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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$10.07 - $51.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$48,198 - $246,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,037  
Profit Sharing
$1,458 - $97,769  
Commission
$0.00 - $202,735  
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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$47,611 - $298,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,009
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $51.06  
   
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,037  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $202,735  
Profit Sharing
$1,458 - $97,769  
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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$47,611 - $298,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Pay Difference By Location

Miami
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New York
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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Seattle
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Houston
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Austin
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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National Average
$111,000
San Diego
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Washington
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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers will find that Miami offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 58 percent. Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+49 percent), San Francisco (+42 percent), Atlanta (+42 percent), and Dallas (+40 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Washington Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers earning much less — 37 percent less — than the national average.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
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People Management
up arrow 27%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 27%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 22%
Leadership
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Senior Financial Management
up arrow 8%
National Average
$111,000
Sales Management
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Operations Management
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Business Development
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Project Management
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Budget Management
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 236 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%