President and CEO Salary (United States)

The average salary for a President and CEO is $150,016 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Business Strategy, Senior Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, 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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$66,484 - $273,483
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MEDIAN: $150,015
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President and CEO Total Pay (?
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$16.03 - $169.68
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MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$66,484 - $273,483  
   
Bonus
$492.25 - $104,737  
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $102,556  
Commission
$0.00 - $102,129  
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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$70,487 - $352,824  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,759
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $169.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$492.25 - $104,737  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $102,129  
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $102,556  
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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$70,487 - $352,824  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,759
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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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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Portland
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$170,000
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects President and CEO Salaries

National Average
$170,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect President and CEO Salaries

Business Strategy
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Senior Financial Management
up arrow 31%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 26%
Team Leadership
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People Management
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Sales Management
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National Average
$170,000
Engineering Design
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Operations Management
up arrow 4%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%
Budget Management
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Sales
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Marketing Management
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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
27%
20 years or more
56%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 14%
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