Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($113K) annually. Total cash payments to Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers include potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission. In exceptional cases, the first two can peak near $96K each, and the last component can even exceed $194K (albeit rarely); this causes total cash payments to vary between $50K and $297K. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,690 - $246,038
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$110K
$250K
MEDIAN: $113,227
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$15.05 - $99.83
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$0$296K
Salary $49,690 - $246,038
Bonus $1.00 - $95,735
Profit Sharing $-0.48 - $99,498
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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$50,388 - $296,654
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 977
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $15.05 - $99.83
Hourly Tips $0.67
Overtime $1.79 - $70.33
Annual Data $0$296K
Bonus $1.00 - $95,735
Commission $0.30 - $193,916
Profit Sharing $-0.48 - $99,498
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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$50,388 - $296,654
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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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 Duxbury:
"Network."
Should network every chance you get.

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 Fullerton:
"The competitive nature of non-profit fundraising."
Be persistent, be open minded, be kind and be good to yourself.

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.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Danbury:
"Knowlege."
Concentrate on all the factors that affect the success of the organization and a profitable, successful bottom line will result.

Key Stats for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Budget Management
▲18%

Business Development
▲17%

Business Strategy
▲16%

Strategy
▲7%

Senior Financial Management
▲7%

People Management
▲4%

Sales Management
▲3%

Team Leadership
▲1%

National Average
$119,000

Project Management
▼8%

Strategic Marketing
▼12%

Operations Management
▼14%

Strategic Planning
▼19%

Leadership
▼22%

Financial Analysis
▼35%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 28%
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