How much does a Chief of Staff make? The median annual Chief of Staff salary is $196,781, as of January 30, 2018, with a range usually between $161,073-$243,499, 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 of Staff in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief of Staff in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chief of Staff in the United States is $196,781, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief of Staff in the United States are expected to make less than $196,781.
Source: HR Reported data as of January 30, 2018
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief of Staff that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief of Staff are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2018
Plans and directs all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the organization's President, CEO or other executive. Organizes and prioritizes critical issues and required information for the executive to facilitate efficient decision making. Acts as a point of contact or gatekeeper between top management and other stakeholders. Provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance. May act as an advisor to the chief executive. May be responsible for the management of executive support staff. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to CEO or executive. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. View full job description