President and CEO Salary (United States)

The average salary for a President and CEO is $150,332 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Senior Financial Management, Business Strategy, Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Strategic Marketing. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
President and CEO Salary (?
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$66,948 - $273,578
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $150,332
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President and CEO Salary (?
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$15.35 - $146.81
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MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$66,948 - $273,578  
   
Bonus
$1.79 - $103,440  
Profit Sharing
$2,574 - $80,719  
Commission
$0.00 - $91,486  
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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$70,366 - $345,668  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,683
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $146.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$1.79 - $103,440  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $91,486  
Profit Sharing
$2,574 - $80,719  
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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$70,366 - $345,668  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for President and CEO

Individuals serving simultaneously as presidents and chief executive officers (CEOs) run a company's high-level operations. They are in charge of all employees, make decisions that affect overall workflow, and make strategic decisions related to the company's goals and strategies. Presidents and CEOs are generally expected to increase/maintain profitability and serve as the company's public representative. They typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although they may work overtime (for example, during the end of the fiscal year).
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President and CEO Tasks
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate managers.
  • Determine company policies and business strategies and provide overall direction of private sector organizations.

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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Washington
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Portland
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Denver
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National Average
$170,000
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President and CEO Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
President and CEO in Buffalo:
"Self Employed."
Running your own business is the last truly merit based pay. Plus you won't hate your boss.
President and CEO in Las Vegas:
"Be Careful Of What You Wish For."
When I was young and dreaming of creating my own empire, fortune and doing it my way, I never dreamed that having ultimate freedom could be so vastly confusing. It was so simple to meander the path of employment. I could wander from one job to the next as I would quickly tired of one job and moved on to another, sometimes working as many as 2 or 3 jobs at one time just to keep things interesting. I found most jobs to be far too single faceted to keep my interest. Taking on the head of a company single-handedly was by far the biggest underestimation of my life. My thoughts were now it will be easier, no more politics and chaos in the workplace. Just clear focus on the jobs at hand and delivering the highest quality product and customer service possible. Overnight I found I was suddenly no longer doing one job I knew really well but now doing a dozen jobs I had no idea what I was doing. My first advice is this: Find a great A/A stat otherwise you will never have time for the details.
President and CEO in Jacksonville:
"Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!"
Be passionate about work you do, work hard and treat everyone around you fairly.

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Experience Affects President and CEO Salaries

National Average
$170,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect President and CEO Salaries

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 30%
Business Strategy
up arrow 26%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 21%
Strategic Marketing
up arrow 15%
People Management
up arrow 14%
Team Leadership
up arrow 13%
Business Development
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Sales Management
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National Average
$170,000
Budget Management
up arrow 5%
up arrow 7%
Project Management
up arrow 9%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 12%
Marketing Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 14%
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