Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $116K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $100K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can bottom out at $51K or peak near $309K. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by slightly more than half. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Most Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers survey respondents are men (76 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,711 - $253,663
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$51K
$120K
$250K
MEDIAN: $115,983
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$14.54 - $87.00
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$87
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$50,711 - $253,663  
   
Bonus
$202.03 - $99,927  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $101,832  
Commission
$0.21 - $195,743  
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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$51,397 - $308,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $87.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$1.20 - $70.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$202.03 - $99,927  
   
Commission
$0.21 - $195,743  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $101,832  
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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$51,397 - $308,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 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 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.

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Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 28%

Business Development
up arrow 17%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%

Team Leadership
up arrow 5%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 4%

National Average
$121,000

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Business Strategy
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 13%

Sales Management
up arrow 21%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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