Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salary

A Chief Medical Officer (CMO) earns an average salary of $277,981 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are People Management and Leadership.
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$176,993 - $364,908

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$180,267 - $420,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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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.


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.

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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.

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


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Skills That Affect Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Salaries

People Management
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IT Management
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National Average

Strategic Planning
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Internal Medicine
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%