Chief Executive Officers with Strategic Planning skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $166K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Chief Executive Officers with Strategic Planning skills runs from $92K to $450K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $193K and profit sharing that can reach almost $148K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. There are far more male Chief Executive Officers with Strategic Planning skills survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$87,675 - $296,358
MEDIAN: $166,058

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$87,675 - $296,358  
$0.00 - $192,707  
Profit Sharing
$5,182 - $147,676  
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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).
$91,584 - $450,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $134K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $183K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $217K on average.

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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.


16 %
84 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%