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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Salaries for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers varies from $48K to $296K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $98K each. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,868 - $245,552
(Median)
$49K
$100K
$250K
MEDIAN: $103,828
10%
50%
90%

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$11.51 - $51.82
(Median)
$12
$18
$52
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$48,868 - $245,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,354  
Profit Sharing
$1,375 - $98,529  
Commission
$0.00 - $203,473  
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).
)
$48,280 - $295,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 954
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.44  
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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,354  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $203,473  
Profit Sharing
$1,375 - $98,529  
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).
)
$48,280 - $295,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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

Team Leadership
up arrow 51%

Leadership
up arrow 29%

People Management
up arrow 28%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 25%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 22%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 1%

Sales
0%

National Average
$112,000

Sales Management
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

Business Development
up arrow 18%

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%