Average Mid-Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is $138,226.
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$65k - $269k
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$508 - $102k
$2k - $77k
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$66k - $324k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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.

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 $101,039 based on 128 salaries. An early career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,466 based on 1,370 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $163,846 based on 3,806 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $191,939.
Employees with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (24.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.3% more).

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