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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $113K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers — including $99K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds and $203K in commissions at the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $49K to approximately $302K depending on individual performance. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are men (74 percent). Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$48,800 - $246,338
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $102,737
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Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$10.28 - $106.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$48,800 - $246,338  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $99,456  
Profit Sharing
$1,492 - $102,220  
Commission
$0.00 - $203,223  
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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$48,534 - $302,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,071
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $106.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.97  
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
$198.66 - $99,456  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $203,223  
Profit Sharing
$1,492 - $102,220  
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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$48,534 - $302,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Pay Difference By Location

Miami
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New York
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Atlanta
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San Francisco
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Dallas
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Austin
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Houston
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Washington
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Chicago
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National Average
$113,000
San Diego
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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers, Miami offers exceptional salaries, 69 percent above the national average. Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, and Dallas also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 46 percent, 46 percent, 32 percent, and 30 percent more, respectively. Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Strategic Planning
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Leadership
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People Management
0%
National Average
$113,000
Senior Financial Management
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Operations Management
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Sales Management
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Project Management
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Business Development
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Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%