Six-figure salaries are the norm for Chief Marketing Officers with Branding skills , with median pay hovering around $175K per year. Final cash compensation to Chief Marketing Officers with Branding skills varies from around $96K to approximately $321K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $83K and $79K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Chief Marketing Officers with Branding skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$91,263 - $263,251
MEDIAN: $175,128

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$91,263 - $263,251  
$4,958 - $83,222  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $78,906  
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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).
$96,026 - $321,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

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

For many Chief Marketing Officers with Branding skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $96K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $133K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $197K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $219K.

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Job Satisfaction

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


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%