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Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

On average, Experienced Chief Executive Officers earn six-figure salaries ($158K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Experienced Chief Executive Officers. Ranging between $79K near the bottom and $405K near the top, total earnings can include up to $125K from bonuses and up to $144K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $122K. Experienced Chief Executive Officers largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Experienced Chief Executive Officers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,116 - $307,676
(Median)
$75K
$160K
$310K
MEDIAN: $158,276
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$12.04 - $199.33
(Median)
$12
$40
$200
MEDIAN: $40
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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
$75,116 - $307,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $124,911  
Profit Sharing
$4,908 - $143,648  
Commission
$0.00 - $122,413  
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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$78,915 - $405,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,867
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 - $60.68  
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 - $124,911  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $122,413  
Profit Sharing
$4,908 - $143,648  
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).
)
$78,915 - $405,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Skills That Affect Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 15%

Sales Management
up arrow 10%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 9%

Marketing Management
up arrow 9%

Business Strategy
up arrow 8%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 6%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
0%

National Average
$186,000

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 7%

Business Development
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 21%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

Project Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 609 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%
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