Mid-Career President and CEO Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Mid-Career President and CEOs — just under one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $130K. Cash earnings of Mid-Career President and CEOs can occasionally include $126K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $65K to almost $335K. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and approximately one-half receive dental plans. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Mid-Career President and CEOs are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,523 - $257,395
$59K
$120K
$260K
MEDIAN: $121,518
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90%

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$15.10 - $108.27
$15
$35
$110
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$58,523 - $257,395  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $125,557  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $126,709  
Commission
$37,311  
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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$64,614 - $334,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $108.27  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$98.63 - $125,557  
   
Commission
$37,311  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $126,709  
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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$64,614 - $334,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Key Stats for President and CEO

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
45%
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Skills That Affect President and CEO Salaries

New Business Development
▲46%

Sales
▲45%

Business Development
▲31%

Business Strategy
▲27%

Team Leadership
▲20%

Strategic Marketing
▲16%

Sales Management
▲1%

National Average
$130,000

Strategic Planning
▼3%

Strategy Development
▼8%

Operations Management
▼20%

Leadership
▼23%

People Management
▼27%

Project Management
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 29%