The average salary for a President and CEO is $148,681 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Senior Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, Business Strategy, and Leadership. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
President and CEO Total Pay (?
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$65,016 - $258,815
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $148,681
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President and CEO Total Pay (?
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$15.54 - $114.23
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$65,016 - $258,815  
   
Bonus
$520 - $103,241  
Profit Sharing
$2,593 - $98,317  
Commission
$0.00 - $56,673  
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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$70,602 - $341,287  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,908
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $114.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $69.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$520 - $103,241  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $56,673  
Profit Sharing
$2,593 - $98,317  
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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$70,602 - $341,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,908
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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 by Experience Level for President and CEO
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Boston
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Portland
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Washington
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$167,000
Denver
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Experience Affects President and CEO Salaries

National Average
$167,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect President and CEO Salaries

Senior Financial Management
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Strategic Planning
up arrow 30%
Business Strategy
up arrow 28%
Team Leadership
up arrow 28%
People Management
up arrow 15%
Business Development
up arrow 3%
National Average
$167,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Operations Management
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%
Budget Management
up arrow 10%
Marketing Management
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Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
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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