Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary in Australia

AU$164,510
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$25,676
Bonus
AU$38,682
Commission
AU$29,277
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Australia is AU$164,510.
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AU$97k
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AU$165k
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AU$301k
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MEDIAN AU$164,510
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Salary
AU$97k - AU$301k
Bonus
AU$2k - AU$100k
Profit Sharing
AU$10k - AU$122k
Commission
AU$29k - AU$102k
Total Pay
AU$95k - AU$347k

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Job Description for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tasks
  • Drive strategic planning, business development, and fiscal operations.
  • Establish positive relationships with stakeholders and other business leaders.
  • Determine overarching goals and initiatives.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Skills in Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Operations Management, Strategic Planning and Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

An entry-level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$123,023 based on 87 salaries. An early career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$135,025 based on 370 salaries. A mid-career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$154,292 based on 477 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$176,702 based on 707 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$194,229.
Employees with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (6.9% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (9.4% less), Adelaide, South Australia (9.3% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,155 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
17.2%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
32.8%
Late Career
23.9%

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