Chief Executive Officer Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Executive Director, CEO, Chief Executive Officer

What is the average annual salary for Chief Executive Officer?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Chief Executive Officer may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Chief Executive Officer in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Executive Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chief Executive Officer in the United States is $687,505 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Executive Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $687,505.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $687,505
  • 10%$372,594
  • 25%$522,669
  • 75%$853,140
  • 90%$1,003,942

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Job Description for Chief Executive Officer

Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's policies, objectives, and initiatives. Responsible for the short- and long-term profitability and growth of the company. May require a bachelor's degree with at least 15 years of experience in the field. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May preside over board of directors. View Chief Executive Officer job description

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Categories:  Administrative, Support, and Clerical, Executive and Management

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

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