The average salary for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Canada is C$127,542.
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Job Description for Chief Operating Officer (COO)
A chief operating officer (COO) is usually the second-highest ranking executive in a corporation. The chief operating officer is in charge of executing daily operations for the company, and is second in responsibility only to the chief executive officer (CEO). The COO's job is to help set standards for the company and work with directors and middle managers to ensure that processes, training, and quality of output of goods and services reflect these standards. They may receive constant data-base…Read more
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tasks
- Direct the day to day operations of the organization.
- Improve operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the organization more efficient.
- Implement the strategies set by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Strategic Project Management
Skills in Leadership, Strategic Planning and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Project Management and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operating Officer (COO)
An entry-level Chief Operating Officer (COO) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$98,633 based on 10 salaries. An early career Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$102,017 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$112,299 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$144,003 based on 197 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$151,641.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chief Operating Officer (COO) in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (16.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (15.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (20.2% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (6.4% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (3.3% less).
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