Entry-Level Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salary

An Entry-Level Chief Operating Officer (COO) earns an average salary of $98,007 per year. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$51,130 - $170,439
$51K
$98K
$170K
MEDIAN: $98,007
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$13.28 - $58.17
$13
$22
$58
MEDIAN: $22.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,130 - $170,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $48,255  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $61,042  
Commission
$0.00 - $77,566  
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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$52,143 - $192,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$32.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $48,255  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $77,566  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $61,042  
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).
)
$52,143 - $192,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Fort Collins:
"Human Resource."
More education on how to handle company human resource issues and company morale key in production.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) in St. Petersburg:
"You have to lead while serving."
COO accepts that the job is to make the CEO successful, which in doing so makes their own contributions less visible. Demarcation of CEO + COO responsibilities are easiest when they have complimentary competencies.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Kearny:
"Change And Adaptability."
Be in "soft" command. Show you know your stuff without being over bearing. Show confidence in yourself, do not be afraid or hesitant to make decisions. Be in charge of change. People generally fear change. All successful businesses are always in change - lead it and lead the others.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Westlake Village:
"Keep A Positive Attitude."
You are a role model. What you do and how you express yourself is everything. A good work ethic and understanding your staff is critical. Your the leader and lead by example.

Key Stats for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salaries

Leadership
▲19%

Business Strategy
▲3%

Strategic Planning
▲1%

National Average
$101,000

Operations Management
▼1%

Human Resources
▼5%

Financial Analysis
▼7%

Team Leadership
▼9%

Business Development
▼9%

Strategic Project Management
▼21%

Sales Management
▼24%

Budget Management
▼24%

People Management
▼25%

Project Management
▼27%

Marketing Management
▼34%

Accounting
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 26%