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Chief Executive Officer Salary

$400,795 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Executive Officer is $400,795 a year and $193 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Chief Executive Officer is between $243,419 and $674,398. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Executive Officer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, develops, establishes, and oversees interpretation and implementation of policies and objectives of organization in accordance with board directives and corporation charter.
  • Responsible for the profitability of the entire organization.
  • Holds position of the top executive and principal organization leader in the organization.
  • This position is distinguished from others in that it is the top ranking executive and, in most cases, is the highest paid executive in the organization.
Chief Executive Officer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Chief Executives

Job family population: 210,160

Estimated population of Chief Executive Officer jobs: 53,736

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Chief Executive Officer Job Listings for United States

CEO President
May 23
Bakersfield, CA, USA
The Agency
We are seeking a CEO President to lead our company! You will help develop and execute the company's strategy and direction. Responsibilities: * Set the company's strategy and direction * Create and ...
Chief Executive Officer
May 22
Green Valley, AZ, USA
Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary Range: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00. Position has significant bonus potential Membership of: 450 Chamber Budget: $290,000 Number of Staff: 3 Employment Classification ...
Chief Executive Officer
May 21
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The CEO's leadership role also entails being responsible for day- to-day management decisions. The CEO acts as a liaison between the Board of Directors and management of the Organization. The CEO ...
CEO President
May 17
Auburn, AL, USA
The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chief Executive Officer of The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement ...
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
May 17
Hayward, United States
LCO Financial Services
The CEO will have primary responsibilities for leading the company operations, overall growth strategy, organizational leadership, financial and organization management, and external communications.
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