Chief Operations Officers with Strategic Planning skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $115K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Chief Operations Officers with Strategic Planning skills — including $53K in bonuses and $46K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $63K to $233K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Chief Operations Officers with Strategic Planning skills are male. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Chief Operations Officers with Strategic Planning skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$60,503 - $202,177
(Median)
$61K
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MEDIAN: $114,841
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$60,503 - $202,177  
   
Bonus
$1,468 - $52,548  
Profit Sharing
$1,192 - $45,958  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$63,006 - $232,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$32.50  
   
Overtime
$38.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,468 - $52,548  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,192 - $45,958  
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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$63,006 - $232,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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.


Chief Operations Officers with Strategic Planning skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $84K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $105K. On average, Chief Operations Officers with Strategic Planning skills make $125K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $164K.

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Experience Affects Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$122,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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