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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) earns an average salary of R1,052,823 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategy Development, Leadership, and Financial Analysis.

R427,927 - R2,004,730
MEDIAN: R1,052,822

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
R427,927 - R2,004,730  
R0.00 - R770,951  
Profit Sharing
R28,906 - R800,359  
R48,484 - R1,166,528  
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).
R444,486 - R2,596,636  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 671

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Cape Town:
"Know the Industry."
You need extensive experience in large mixed use Real estate development at all levels of the business. Particularly Retail, Hotel and Leisure as well as luxury residential developments. Know the Investor as well as the tenant and user needs.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Johannesburg:
"An employer who works like an employee."
Always put a double effort on everything you do as if there is no tomorrow. Lead by example and be hands on, to motivate the employees especially if you running a small company.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Cape Town:
Make sure you have a very strong management team and a long term focus on making your business sustainable.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Johannesburg:
"A Degree Can Shorten Your Learning Curve."
Get as much formal education as possible. Your job will be to ensure company profitability, but treat your people fairly and with dignity and respect.

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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Strategy Development
up arrow 69%

up arrow 51%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 41%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

up arrow 7%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 5%

Business Strategy
up arrow 1%

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Project Management

National Average

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 5%

Sales Management
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.


16 %
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 48%