Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers , with median pay hovering around $108K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers — including $100K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds and $205K in commissions at the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $49K to approximately $302K depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Most Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,721 - $249,460
(Median)
$50K
$110K
$250K
MEDIAN: $107,797
10%
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
$49,721 - $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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$49,137 - $301,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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).
)
$49,137 - $301,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 11%

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 170 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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