Entry-Level Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary

On average, Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers earn six-figure salaries ($113K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. With bonuses occasionally running north of $92K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $99K, and a few commissions as high as $194K, total income for Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers can range between $50K and $299K according to individual performance. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Chief Executive Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,947 - $247,145
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MEDIAN: $114,696
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$14.95 - $95.94
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$0$298K
Salary $49,947 - $247,145
Bonus $0.44 - $94,351
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $98,986
Commission $10.21 - $195,743
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,905 - $298,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,055
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $14.95 - $95.94
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $1.71 - $96.96
Annual Data $0$298K
Bonus $0.44 - $94,351
Commission $10.21 - $195,743
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $98,986
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,905 - $298,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Little Rock:
"People can make their job harder than what it is."
Know your market, form a bond with your management team.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Duxbury:
"Network."
Should network every chance you get.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Lakeview:
"Leadership is the key."
Surround yourself with smarter people than you. It will make a huge difference in your business.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Dalton:
"Patience pays off."
Take the time to give attention to detail on each and every task. Use these four steps to prepare a process for implementation. 1. Clarify 2. Simplify 3. Maximize 4. Multiply.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Fullerton:
"The competitive nature of non-profit fundraising."
Be persistent, be open minded, be kind and be good to yourself.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in San Antonio:
"High level skills."
Be compassionate but confident, open minded but have conviction. Know the numbers. Passionate but controlled emotions. Be honest always and transparent when appropriate, appreciate what your employees, accept nothing but the best output; product or service.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Danbury:
"Knowlege."
Concentrate on all the factors that affect the success of the organization and a profitable, successful bottom line will result.

Key Stats for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salaries

Budget Management
▲17%

Business Development
▲16%

Business Strategy
▲15%

Strategy
▲6%

Senior Financial Management
▲6%

People Management
▲3%

Sales Management
▲2%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$120,000

Project Management
▼9%

Strategic Marketing
▼12%

Operations Management
▼15%

Strategic Planning
▼19%

Leadership
▼23%

Financial Analysis
▼36%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 28%
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