Mid-Career Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salary

Mid-Career Chief Operating Officers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $123K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Chief Operating Officers — which occasionally include more than $63K from bonuses and more than $28K from profit sharing — stretch from around $58K to approximately $246K. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Chief Operating Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Mid-Career Chief Operating Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,923 - $203,026
MEDIAN: $122,992

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National Salary Data (?
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$58,923 - $203,026  
$0.00 - $63,063  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $28,000  
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).
$58,452 - $245,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $131,800

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Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Chief Operating Officers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Chief Operating Officers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent).

Key Stats for Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO)


24 %
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salaries

Sales Management

Operations Management

Network Management / Administration

Project Management

Strategic Planning

National Average


Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


24 %
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%