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Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary in Australia

AU$158,470
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$25,937
Bonus
AU$30,521
Commission
AU$38,884
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Australia is AU$158,470.
10%
A$96k
MEDIAN
A$158k
90%
A$300k
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Salary
AU$96k - AU$300k
Bonus
AU$4k - AU$99k
Profit Sharing
AU$515 - AU$149k
Commission
AU$9k - AU$58k
Total Pay
AU$95k - AU$344k
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What Do Chief Executive Officer (CEO)s Do?

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

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What Are Popular Skills for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)s?

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$122,171 based on 25 salaries. An early career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$132,243 based on 295 salaries. A mid-career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$152,844 based on 334 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$169,109 based on 632 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$185,642.
Employees with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (11.0% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (24.0% less), Darwin, Northern Territory (7.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (4.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,960 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
15.1%
Mid Career
17.0%
Experienced
32.2%
Late Career
34.4%

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