Generous salaries abound for Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills , with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. In the world of Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills, overall income ranges from $62K near the bottom to $196K at the top; this can include more than $40K from bonuses and more than $22K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$61,420 - $168,601
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MEDIAN: $107,592
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$61,420 - $168,601  
   
Bonus
$1,600 - $39,548  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $22,000  
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$61,733 - $195,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $88K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $107K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $140K. Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $152K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,482

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills, 26 percent higher than the national average. Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent) and Atlanta (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Washington Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills have considerably lower salaries, 30 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (7 percent lower) and Boston (2 percent lower).

Key Stats for Chief of Staff

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Chief of Staff Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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