Alternate Job Titles: Chief Medical Officer, CMO, Top Medical Executive
How much does a Chief Medical Officer make? The median annual Chief Medical Officer salary is $374,271, as of January 30, 2017, with a range usually between $327,894-$435,546, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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 Medical Officer in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Medical Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chief Medical Officer in the United States is $374,271, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Medical Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $374,271.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Medical Officer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Medical Officer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2017
Directs the staff and programs of the organization's medical and nursing programs. Works closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained. Oversees the implementation of quality improvement efforts designed to improve clinical performance and maintain compliance with JCAHO, HIPAA, and other accreditation standards. Requires a degree in medicine from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. Typically requires at least 15 years of clinical experience. Familiar with 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 complex tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to top management. View full job description