Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($107K) 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 $100K each, along with a few commissions of nearly $205K, can cause the final number to run anywhere from $49K to $301K. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,869 - $249,460
(Median)
$50K
$110K
$250K
MEDIAN: $107,466
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50%
90%

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$11.56 - $52.03
(Median)
$12
$20
$52
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$49,869 - $249,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $100,447  
Profit Sharing
$1,233 - $96,576  
Commission
$0.00 - $205,112  
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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$49,301 - $301,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948
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$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $52.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.26  
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.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $100,447  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $205,112  
Profit Sharing
$1,233 - $96,576  
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).
)
$49,301 - $301,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 45%

Leadership
up arrow 25%

People Management
up arrow 25%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 15%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$117,000

Business Development
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 4%

Sales Management
up arrow 10%

Business Strategy
up arrow 10%

Operations Management
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 20%

Project Management
up arrow 27%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%
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