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

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.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$74,016 - $302,754
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $155,294
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Experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary (?
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$12.21 - $196.53
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National Salary Data

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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 (?
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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.
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$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).
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$77,263 - $398,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
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San Francisco
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Washington
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Miami
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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National Average
$182,000
Chicago
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Phoenix
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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Chief Executive Officers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Experienced Chief Executive Officers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+39 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Experienced Chief Executive Officers is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).
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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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Sales
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Sales Management
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Marketing Management
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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 752 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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