Chief of Staff Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Chief of Staff is $98,424 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Operations Management and Strategic Planning.
Chief of Staff Total Pay (?
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$49,346 - $163,382
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MEDIAN: $98,424
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$49,346 - $163,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $31,456  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $20,426  
Total Pay (?
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$48,623 - $181,682  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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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 Difference By Location
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$101,000
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Experience Affects Chief of Staff Salaries

National Average
$101,000

Skills That Affect Chief of Staff Salaries

Policy Analysis
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National Average
$101,000
Media / Public Relations
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Strategic Project Management
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People Management
up arrow 7%
Budget Management
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Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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