Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salary (United States)

A Chief Operating Officer (COO) earns an average salary of $132,384 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Senior Financial Management, Business Strategy, and Strategic Planning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Total Pay (?
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$69,458 - $227,117
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MEDIAN: $132,384
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Chief Operating Officer (COO) Total Pay (?
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$12.84 - $49.24
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$69,458 - $227,117  
   
Bonus
$993 - $77,292  
Profit Sharing
$2,911 - $50,414  
Commission
$0.00 - $98,264  
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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$72,051 - $279,467  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,956
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $49.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$993 - $77,292  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $98,264  
Profit Sharing
$2,911 - $50,414  
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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$72,051 - $279,467  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,956
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Job Description for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The Chief Operating Officer position is one of the top executive offices in any company in which the position is held. Chief Operating Officers are at the top of the chain of command and if they do have to report to anyone, it is usually only the company CEO. Chief Operating Officers hold an extremely high level of responsibility, overseeing nearly every aspect of a company's operations. Another title for this position is often President.
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Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tasks
  • Implement the strategies set by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
  • Improve operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the organization more efficient.
  • Direct the day to day operations of the organization.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Denver
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Seattle
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Washington
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National Average
$148,000
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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salaries

National Average
$148,000

Skills That Affect Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salaries

Senior Financial Management
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Sales Management
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Leadership
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National Average
$148,000
Business Development
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Operations Management
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Accounting
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Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 14%
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