Compensation for Experienced Chief of Staffs is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($123K). Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $44K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Chief of Staffs can bottom out near $71K or peak near $202K depending on individual performance. Most Experienced Chief of Staffs survey respondents are women (72 percent). Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a large number get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$71,494 - $175,929
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $122,690
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$71,494 - $175,929  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $44,308  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,672  
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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$71,189 - $202,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.00  
   
Overtime
$54.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,064 - $44,308  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,672  
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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$71,189 - $202,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,456

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For Experienced Chief of Staffs, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Experienced Chief of Staffs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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Skills That Affect Chief of Staff Salaries

Strategic Project Management
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Operations Management
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Budget Management
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People Management
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National Average
$126,000

Project Management
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Media / Public Relations
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Executive Support
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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