Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is $252,941 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Total Pay (?
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$153,002 - $359,317
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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$153,002 - $359,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,937  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $51,278  
Total Pay (?
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$164,211 - $415,218  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Job Description for Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

  • Ensure the hospital remains in compliance with all government regulations, accreditation programs, and facility policies.
  • Coordinate with doctors and administration to monitor the quality of and continue to maintain standards of care.
  • Provide training for new doctors, and keep medical staff up to date on facility regulations and procedures.
  • Supervise the doctors and manage the health programs at a medical facility.
  • Attend meetings with the hospital’s board of directors and administration to discuss hospital improvements, policies, procedures, or other matters.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

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

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Phoenix
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Philadelphia
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New York
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National Average
$283,000
Miami
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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in Longview:
"Stay Focused."
Delegate. Take some time for yourself to unwind. Be lavish with your praise of the team. Laugh more often.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in El Centro:
"Internal Politics."
Be very aware of internal politics and relationships to be successful. Sometimes the content of knowledge is not what is needed to be successful but the relationships you gave are.

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Experience Affects Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$283,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 7%
National Average
$283,000
Physician
up arrow 22%
IT Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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