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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is $256,925 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salary (?
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$154,421 - $359,710
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$154,421 - $359,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $96,977  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,000  
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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$167,794 - $413,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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Job Description for Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Chief medical officers (CMOs) are responsible for leading and supervising all medical activities and professionals on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of developing initiatives to increase medical satisfaction, modifying service delivery methods, and researching current clinical trends and patient care methods to modify existing models. They communicate with suppliers, staff, and patients and their families to gather feedback to help improve service processes. These leaders also provide internal support in terms of strategic and operational direction.
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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Tasks
  • 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.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Job Listings

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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
$288,000
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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$288,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salaries

National Average
$288,000
IT Management
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Physician
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%