Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salary (United States)

A Chief Operations Officer (COO) earns an average salary of $102,948 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Leadership and Strategic Planning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Chief Operations Officer (COO) Total Pay (?
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$53,430 - $194,439
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MEDIAN: $102,947
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Chief Operations Officer (COO) Total Pay (?
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$14.21 - $35.94
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$53,430 - $194,439  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $51,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,419 - $54,853  
Commission
$0.00 - $195,743  
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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$50,963 - $227,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $35.94  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $53.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$297.99 - $51,800  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $195,743  
Profit Sharing
$2,419 - $54,853  
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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$50,963 - $227,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,297
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Job Description for Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Chief operations officers (COO) are in charge of planning and overseeing all the company operations and projects. They are responsible for creating operation strategies to increase profitability of their organization, and they actively participate in corporate efforts to increase brand loyalty. They work closely with the chief financial officer to create transparency in expenses and financial reports. COOs also implement new marketing initiatives and measure their effectiveness, as well as create company-wide policies to boost productivity. They also help develop or guide internal training programs for new products or services.
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Chief Operations 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 Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Salt Lake City
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Miami
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Phoenix
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$110,000
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Experience Affects Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries

National Average
$110,000

Skills That Affect Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries

Operations Management
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Corporate Communications
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Sales Management
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National Average
$110,000
Budget Management
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IT Management
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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%
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