Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Leadership Skills Salary

$165,472
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$39,139
Bonus
$31,800
Commission
$25,495
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The average salary for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Leadership skills is $165,472.
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$76k
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$165k
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$308k
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MEDIAN $165,472
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Salary
$76k - $308k
Bonus
$5k - $148k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $177k
Commission
$10k - $153k
Total Pay
$76k - $409k

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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 Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, 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 $115,039 based on 16 salaries. An early career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,193 based on 298 salaries. A mid-career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,282 based on 400 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $163,482 based on 913 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $192,330.
Employees with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 49.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (43.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (32.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,203 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.5%
Early Career
9.3%
Mid Career
12.5%
Experienced
28.5%
Late Career
49.2%