Salary for
Chief Executive Officer in the United States

How much does a Chief Executive Officer earn in the United States? The average Chief Executive Officer salary in the United States is $763,171 as of December 01, 2018, but the range typically falls between $589,289 and $948,878. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Responsible for the short and long-term profitability and growth of the company. Organizes leadership and staff to meet strategic goals. Ensures appropriate governance and controls. Identifies and del

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777335
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total compensation for the job of Chief Executive Officer in the United States. The base salary for Chief Executive Officer ranges from $589,289 to $948,878 with the average base salary of $763,171. The total compensation, which includes bonus, health and retirement, can vary anywhere from $777,335 to $1,795,659 with the average total compensation of $1,186,284.
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    Chief of Staff


    Bachelor's Degree

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    Chief Executive Officer

    15 + years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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