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Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

Experienced Chief Executive Officers can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $182K) surpassing six figures annually. The final incomes of Experienced Chief Executive Officers generally vary between $77K and $399K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $123K, $144K, and $104K, respectively. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Chief Executive Officers (84 percent) who took the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$74,016 - $302,754
(Median)
$74K
$160K
$300K
MEDIAN: $155,294
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$12.21 - $196.53
(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
$74,016 - $302,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $123,141  
Profit Sharing
$4,947 - $144,372  
Commission
$0.00 - $103,646  
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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$77,263 - $398,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,055
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
$12.21 - $196.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $92.50  
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 - $123,141  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $103,646  
Profit Sharing
$4,947 - $144,372  
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).
)
$77,263 - $398,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Skills That Affect Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 20%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 17%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 16%

Sales Management
up arrow 12%

Marketing Management
up arrow 10%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Business Strategy
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National Average
$182,000

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 12%

Business Development
up arrow 16%

Budget Management
up arrow 19%

Operations Management
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 752 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 13%