Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

$156,574
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$30,599
Bonus
$30,937
Commission
$24,529
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The average salary for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is $156,574.
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$73k
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$157k
90%
$309k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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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, Kindred Healthcare and Abc Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Shoreline Dental where the average pay is $250,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lift Technologies and Abc Corp., earning around $218,380 and $203,473, 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.

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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 $101,055 based on 119 salaries. An early career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,056 based on 1,299 salaries. A mid-career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,400 based on 1,571 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $160,146 based on 3,781 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $190,138.
Employees with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (28.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (28.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,577 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
10.3%
Mid Career
12.5%
Experienced
30.1%
Late Career
46.2%