What am I worth?
What your skills are worth in the market is constantly changing.
Get your pay report
How should I pay?
When you get pay right, you attract and retain the best talent.
Price a job

Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

$155,906
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$30,699
Bonus
$30,134
Commission
$24,547
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is $155,906.
10%
$73k
MEDIAN
$156k
90%
$308k
Is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Salary
$73k - $308k
Bonus
$4k - $146k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $125k
Commission
$7k - $146k
Total Pay
$74k - $401k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Chief Executive Officer (CEO)s Do?

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

Job Satisfaction for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

4.6 out of 5
(1,893)
Extremely Satisfied
251Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The top respondents for the job title Chief Executive Officer (CEO) are from the companies Self-Employed, Abc Corp. and Kindred Healthcare. Reported salaries are highest at Shoreline Dental where the average pay is $250,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Abc Corp. and Lift Technologies, earning around $225,000 and $218,380, respectively. Self-Employed pays the lowest at around $102,694. YMCA and Catholic Charities also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $103,000 and $116,706, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

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

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

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 $101,571 based on 125 salaries. An early career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,817 based on 1,275 salaries. A mid-career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,427 based on 1,591 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $159,457 based on 3,753 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $186,817.
Employees with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (29.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (28.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,553 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
10.2%
Mid Career
12.7%
Experienced
29.9%
Late Career
46.3%