Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Wages for Experienced Chief Executive Officers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($157K) per year. Cash earnings of Experienced Chief Executive Officers — including $122K in bonuses, $148K in profit sharing proceeds, and $121K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $79K to approximately $403K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Experienced Chief Executive Officers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$74,909 - $306,442
(Median)
$75K
$160K
$310K
MEDIAN: $156,787
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90%

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$12.04 - $199.33
(Median)
$12
$40
$200
MEDIAN: $40
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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$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$74,909 - $306,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $121,816  
Profit Sharing
$4,948 - $147,583  
Commission
$0.00 - $121,019  
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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$78,852 - $402,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,884
National Hourly Rate 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$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $199.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.54  
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.
)
$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $121,816  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $121,019  
Profit Sharing
$4,948 - $147,583  
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).
)
$78,852 - $402,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Skills That Affect Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 18%

Sales
up arrow 15%

Sales Management
up arrow 12%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 10%

Marketing Management
up arrow 10%

Business Strategy
up arrow 8%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$185,000

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 10%

Business Development
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 21%

Project Management
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 633 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 12%