Experienced Chief of Staff Salary

Salaries for Experienced Chief of Staffs are generous, with average pay above six figures ($120K) per year. In the world of Experienced Chief of Staffs, total cash compensation can vary between $71K and $212K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $50K and $24K, respectively. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of Experienced Chief of Staffs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Experienced Chief of Staffs making up 73 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,846 - $181,223
MEDIAN: $119,747

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National Salary Data (?
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$70,846 - $181,223  
$496.65 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,240  
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).
$71,027 - $212,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $124,471

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Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Experienced Chief of Staffs in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Chief of Staffs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). Washington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Chief of Staff Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Operations Management
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Project Management
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People Management
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Media / Public Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


73 %
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%