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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $105K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers varies from $49K to $299K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $99K each. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers who answered the questionnnaire. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are happy with their jobs. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,380 - $247,334
(Median)
$49K
$100K
$250K
MEDIAN: $104,875
10%
50%
90%

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$11.60 - $51.66
(Median)
$12
$19
$52
MEDIAN: $19.00
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
$49,380 - $247,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,401  
Profit Sharing
$1,288 - $98,735  
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).
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$48,802 - $299,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 949
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
$11.60 - $51.66  
   
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 - $99,401  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $203,473  
Profit Sharing
$1,288 - $98,735  
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).
)
$48,802 - $299,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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

Team Leadership
up arrow 55%

Leadership
up arrow 29%

People Management
up arrow 26%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 22%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 17%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$115,000

Sales
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Sales Management
up arrow 9%

Business Strategy
up arrow 10%

Business Development
up arrow 18%

Budget Management
up arrow 19%

Project Management
up arrow 25%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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