Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers see excellent average salaries — about $114K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers, performance is a large component of overall compensation. Bonuses and profit sharing that occasionally exceed $98K each, along with a few commissions of nearly $194K, can cause the final number to run anywhere from $51K to $303K. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. 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. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,240 - $250,732
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$110K
$250K
MEDIAN: $114,350
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$15.49 - $99.67
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MEDIAN: $30.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$50,240 - $250,732  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $98,398  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $100,595  
Commission
$0.30 - $193,916  
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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$51,144 - $303,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 878
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $99.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$1.71 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$487.96 - $98,398  
   
Commission
$0.30 - $193,916  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $100,595  
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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$51,144 - $303,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Advice

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

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Little Rock:
"People can make their job harder than what it is."
Know your market, form a bond with your management team.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Lakeview:
"Leadership is the key."
Surround yourself with smarter people than you. It will make a huge difference in your business.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Dalton:
"Patience pays off."
Take the time to give attention to detail on each and every task. Use these four steps to prepare a process for implementation. 1. Clarify 2. Simplify 3. Maximize 4. Multiply.

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.

Key Stats for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Budget Management
▲17%

Business Development
▲16%

Business Strategy
▲15%

Strategy
▲6%

Senior Financial Management
▲6%

People Management
▲3%

Sales Management
▲2%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$120,000

Project Management
▼9%

Strategic Marketing
▼12%

Operations Management
▼15%

Strategic Planning
▼19%

Leadership
▼23%

Financial Analysis
▼36%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 27%