Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $108K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can occasionally include $100K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $50K to almost $302K. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Most Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers survey respondents are men (75 percent). Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers is extremely high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,199 - $252,510
(Median)
$50K
$110K
$250K
MEDIAN: $107,693
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.11 - $85.28
(Median)
$12
$24
$85
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$50,199 - $252,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,684  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $97,329  
Commission
$-0.50 - $339,353  
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).
)
$49,795 - $301,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $85.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.75  
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,684  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $339,353  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $97,329  
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).
)
$49,795 - $301,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in San Antonio:
"High level skills."
Be compassionate but confident, open minded but have conviction. Know the numbers. Passionate but controlled emotions. Be honest always and transparent when appropriate, appreciate what your employees, accept nothing but the best output; product or service.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 20%

Team Leadership
up arrow 16%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 16%

Business Development
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 10%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

National Average
$116,000

Business Strategy
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

Sales Management
up arrow 10%

Marketing Management
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 19%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 27%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
ADVERTISEMENT