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

Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers see excellent average salaries—about $113,307 annually. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers (largely between $48,800 and $246,338) includes potential earnings of $100K from bonuses, $102K from profit sharing, and commissions of about $200K in exceptional cases. 25 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are men (74 percent). It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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MEDIAN: $19.00
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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National Average
$113,000
San Diego
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Miami offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers, 69 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+46 percent), New York (+46 percent), San Francisco (+32 percent), and Dallas (+30 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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

Team Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 24%
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%
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