A Chief Operations Officer (COO) earns an average salary of $102,868 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Leadership and Strategic Planning. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Chief Operations Officer (COO) Total Pay (?
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$52,202 - $194,447
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MEDIAN: $102,868
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Chief Operations Officer (COO) Total Pay (?
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$14.16 - $36.20
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$52,202 - $194,447  
   
Bonus
$1.14 - $52,216  
Profit Sharing
$1,967 - $46,092  
Commission
$0.00 - $66,384  
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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$50,063 - $228,762  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $36.20  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $53.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1.14 - $52,216  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $66,384  
Profit Sharing
$1,967 - $46,092  
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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$50,063 - $228,762  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,192
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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 by Experience Level for Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Salt Lake City
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Miami
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Chicago
up arrow 20%
Seattle
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Houston
up arrow 11%
San Antonio
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National Average
$111,000
Portland
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Austin
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Experience Affects Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries

National Average
$111,000

Skills That Affect Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$111,000
Budget Management
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
30%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%
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