Average Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salary

$142,735
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$24,828
Bonus
$15,484
Commission
$13,327
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The average salary for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) is $142,735.
10%
$72k
MEDIAN
$143k
90%
$247k
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$72k - $247k
Bonus
$5k - $87k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $52k
Commission
$1k - $79k
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$72k - $296k
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What Do Chief Operating Officer (COO)s Do?

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tasks
  • Direct the day to day operations of the organization.
  • Improve operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the organization more efficient.
  • Implement the strategies set by the Board of Directors and the CEO.

Job Satisfaction for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

4.3 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Chief Operating Officer (COO) are from the companies Abc Corp., Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick and Financial Group. Reported salaries are highest at AON Inc where the average pay is $261,971. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Daly Seven Incorporated and Jericho Project, earning around $163,998 and $158,423, respectively. Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick pays the lowest at around $70,000. Financial Group and U.S. Army also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $74,500 and $90,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer (COO)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operating Officer (COO)s?

An entry-level Chief Operating Officer (COO) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $91,115 based on 75 salaries. An early career Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,262 based on 936 salaries. A mid-career Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,575 based on 1,079 salaries. An experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $149,014 based on 2,336 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $171,929.
Employees with Chief Operating Officer (COO) in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.2% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (21.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,163 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
13.1%
Mid Career
15.1%
Experienced
32.6%
Late Career
38.2%