Chief of Staff Salary (United States)

A Chief of Staff earns an average salary of $98,794 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Operations Management and Strategic Planning.
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$48,722 - $167,116
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MEDIAN: $98,793
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$48,722 - $167,116  
   
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$0.00 - $33,744  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $20,685  
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$48,201 - $186,466  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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 by Experience Level for Chief of Staff

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Atlanta
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Boston
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San Francisco
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Washington
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Baltimore
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National Average
$101,000
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Experience Affects Chief of Staff Salaries

National Average
$101,000

Skills That Affect Chief of Staff Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$101,000
Media / Public Relations
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Strategic Project Management
up arrow 5%
Policy Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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