Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (United States)

Average pay for a Chief Executive Officer is considerable, rounding six figures at $181,907 per year. The final incomes of Experienced Chief Executive Officers vary between $77,882 and $398,427; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $123K, $119K, and $103K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Chief Executive Officers (83 percent). Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$74,441 - $302,809
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $154,873
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Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$12.20 - $196.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$74,441 - $302,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $122,612  
Profit Sharing
$4,972 - $119,168  
Commission
$0.00 - $103,263  
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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$77,882 - $398,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $196.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $102.13  
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.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $122,612  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $103,263  
Profit Sharing
$4,972 - $119,168  
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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$77,882 - $398,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Francisco
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Washington
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Boston
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San Diego
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Denver
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Los Angeles
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Miami
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Houston
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National Average
$182,000
Austin
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Phoenix
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For Experienced Chief Executive Officers, New York provides a pay rate that is 54 percent greater than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, Washington, Boston, and San Diego, top-paying markets where Experienced Chief Executive Officers rake in more than the national norm (+22 percent, +21 percent, +20 percent, and +17 percent). Experienced Chief Executive Officers' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Experienced Chief Executive Officers in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average.
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Skills That Affect Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Team Leadership
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Strategic Marketing
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Financial Analysis
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Marketing Management
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Sales Management
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Sales
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Strategic Planning
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People Management
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Leadership
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Business Strategy
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National Average
$182,000
Senior Financial Management
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Business Development
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Budget Management
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Operations Management
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 863 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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