$107,288
Avg. Salary
$26.79
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$17,495

Bonus

$10,500

Profit Sharing

$9,887

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chief Operations Officer (COO) is $26.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Chief Operations Officer (COO) is $107,288 per year.

$12.36
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$26.79
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$56.22
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MEDIAN $26.79
$57k
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$107k
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$203k
90%
MEDIAN $107,288
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$0$241K
Salary $56,548 - $203,087
Bonus $1,526 - $61,489
Profit Sharing $1,100 - $50,239
Commission $1,510 - $46,369
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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$56,853 - $241,531
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,646
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $12.36 - $56.22
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $0.00 - $61.29
Annual Data $0$241K
Bonus $1,526 - $61,489
Commission $1,510 - $46,369
Profit Sharing $1,100 - $50,239
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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$56,853 - $241,531
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

Job Description for Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Chief operations officers (COO) are in charge of planning and overseeing all the company operations and projects. They are responsible for creating operation strategies to increase profitability of their organization, and they actively participate in corporate efforts to increase brand loyalty. They work closely with the chief financial officer to create transparency in expenses and financial reports. COOs also implement new marketing initiatives and measure their effectiveness, as well as create company-wide policies to boost productivity. They also help develop or guide internal training programs for new products or services.

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Chief Operations 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.

Common Career Paths for Chief Operations Officer (COO)


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While not commonly seen, Chief Operations Officers who transition into a Chief Operating Officer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Chief Operating Officers is $149K per year.

Chief Operations Officer (COO) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chief Operations Officer (COO)


Chief Operations Officers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Team Leadership, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources, IT Management, and Project Management. Those familiar with Leadership also tend to know Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Operations Officer (COO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Operations Officer (COO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 214 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Operations Officer (COO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 215 salaries. An experienced Chief Operations Officer (COO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 320 salaries. A Chief Operations Officer (COO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $159,000 based on 229 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

41%

32%

32%

28%

23%

19%

-5%

-7%

National Average: $113,616

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Fort Worth offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chief Operations Officers, 50 percent above the national average. Chief Operations Officers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+45 percent), Philadelphia (+45 percent), Seattle (+36 percent), and Dallas (+36 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Kansas City Chief Operations Officers earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (14 percent lower) and Los Angeles (8 percent lower).

Chief Operations Officer (COO) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Operations Officer (COO)?

Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Los Angeles:
"Read the fine print."
Make sure you get it all in writing before you start a new position for the same company.

Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Fort Lauderdale:
"Multi-International Companies Based in Fort Lauderdale."
Pros: I dont actually work in Fort Lauderdale. I work all over the world, but the company is based in Fort Lauderdale. I am well pleased with living and working there.
Cons: No negative remarks to make.

Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Ann Arbor:
"No time off."
Travel, long hours, stress

Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Port Gibson:
"Amount of time required."
Fully understand the overall company.

Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Parkersburg:
"Management."
Pros: Getting to be involved in strategic planning.
Cons: Travel.

Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Wailuku:
"Skills Vs. Talents."
Talents: You need an aptitude of basic reasoning and logical processing abilities to WANT to excel and be a successful "professional". If you're naturally sociable and assertive, great! Skills: You must have a minimum of 5 years working in this field if you do not possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Project Management or Real Estate/Sales/Marketing. A combined-general knowledge of these managerial positions are the "key" ingredients to not only being successful but to also be efficient and effective. Lastly, never expect more than you yourself are willing to give.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries

▲40%

▲7%

National Average
$114,000

▼12%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Chief Operations Officer (COO) Salaries



National Average
$114,000

Team Leadership
▼1%

▼3%







IT Management
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 24%