Compensation for Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($108K). Cash earnings for Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills — which occasionally include more than $39K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $63K to approximately $191K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills (63 percent) who took the survey are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,343 - $166,677
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$63K
$110K
$170K
MEDIAN: $107,744
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$63,343 - $166,677  
   
Bonus
$2,043 - $38,880  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $19,500  
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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$62,899 - $191,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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.


Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $89K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $105K. Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills see a median salary of $136K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $150K.

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Experience Affects Chief of Staff Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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