How much does a Chief Operating Officer make? The median annual Chief Operating Officer salary is $453,632, as of March 01, 2018, with a range usually between $353,217-$573,016, 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 Operating Officer in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Operating Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chief Operating Officer in the United States is $453,632, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Operating Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $453,632.
Source: HR Reported data as of March 01, 2018
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Operating Officer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Operating Officer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of March 2018
Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's operational policies, objectives, initiatives. Develops strategies to attain short- and long-term financial and operational goals. Directs the development of the organization to ensure future growth. May require a master's degree. Typically reports to a Chief Executive Officer. Top level or C level management. Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. View full job description