The average pay for a Chief of Staff is $101,656 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications, Program Management, and Strategic Planning.
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$58,961 - $162,706
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$59K
$100K
$160K
MEDIAN: $101,656
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$7.93 - $77.52
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$7
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,961 - $162,706  
   
Bonus
$2,920 - $40,475  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$58,215 - $182,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 557
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $77.52  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,920 - $40,475  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$58,215 - $182,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Chief of Staff

A chief of staff is an executive manager who works under the immediate supervision of the highest management at a company — typically under a chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), or senior vice president. The chief of staff acts as the eyes and ears of these high-level executives, attending meetings with department managers, coordinating among different areas of the business, and generally helping to implement the visions of senior executives within the rest of the company. The chief of staff essentially is a manager of managers for a board of executives, acting as a communications and organization conduit between the board and middle management.

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Chief of Staff Tasks

  • Provide leadership and effective management in all areas of staffing and personnel, administration, project completion.
  • Responsible for strategic project management at the highest level.
  • Provide executive-level support to top decision-makers and project managers.
  • May have a wide range of duties related to the health of the entire organization.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief of Staff

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,563

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Experience Affects Chief of Staff Salaries



National Average
$106,000



Skills That Affect Chief of Staff Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 42%

Program Management
up arrow 36%


Strategic Project Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$106,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%



Budget Management
up arrow 10%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 29%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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