Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Average pay for a Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer is considerable, rounding six figures at $117K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers vary widely between $51K and $310K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $100K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Male Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$50,343 - $255,003
$50K
$120K
$260K
MEDIAN: $117,091
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50%
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$14.68 - $98.63
$15
$29
$99
MEDIAN: $29.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$50,343 - $255,003  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $99,831  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $100,671  
Commission
$0.30 - $193,916  
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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$51,028 - $309,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $98.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$0.75 - $84.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$489.36 - $99,831  
   
Commission
$0.30 - $193,916  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $100,671  
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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$51,028 - $309,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Strategy
▲44%

Strategic Marketing
▲27%

Leadership
▲26%

Business Development
▲14%

Budget Management
▲13%

Business Strategy
▲6%

Senior Financial Management
▲4%

People Management
▲3%

Strategic Planning
▼0%

Sales Management
▼0%

National Average
$122,000

Team Leadership
▼1%

Project Management
▼6%

Operations Management
▼13%

Financial Analysis
▼22%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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