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Working As A Business Executive

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $92,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Business Executive Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become A Business Executive

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Business Executive Career Paths

Business Executive
Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Sales Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Manager Account Manager Regional Sales Manager
Regional Sales Director
11 Yearsyrs
Manager Account Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Vice President Sales Vice President
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant General Manager Operations Vice President
Senior Vice President-Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager Territory Manager
Key Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Area Manager District Sales Manager
Regional Accounts Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Owner Director
Director Of Strategy
11 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Vice President Vice President And Manager
Vice President Operation Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Regional Manager Regional Sales Manager
Senior Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner Director Of Sales
Vice President Of Sales & Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Regional Sales Manager Owner/Operator Territory Sales Manager
Commercial Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Development Executive Senior Sales Representative
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Business Partner 3.6 years
Business Director 3.3 years
Business Executive 3.0 years
Business Banker 2.7 years
Business Developer 2.6 years
Business Advisor 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Business Executive
Internship 6.7%
Manager 6.6%
Executive 5.1%
Director 4.8%
President 3.1%
Top Careers After Business Executive
Consultant 7.6%
Manager 5.7%
Executive 4.5%
President 4.1%
Director 4.1%
Internship 3.9%
Volunteer 3.7%

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Average Yearly Salary
$92,000
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$57,000
Min 10%
$92,000
Median 50%
$92,000
Median 50%
$92,000
Median 50%
$92,000
Median 50%
$92,000
Median 50%
$92,000
Median 50%
$92,000
Median 50%
$150,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
USAA
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Business Executive make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Business Executive in the United States is $92,918 per year or $45 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $57,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $150,000.

Real Business Executive Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Business Executive Technology Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $400,000
Business Executive Technology Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $390,000 -
$410,000
Business Modeling Executive Ride Group, Inc. New York, NY May 13, 2016 $208,700
Legal and Business Affairs Executive Atlantic Recording Corp. New York, NY Sep 16, 2009 $160,000 -
$260,000
Business Operations Executive KUNJ Inc. Harrisburg, PA Dec 01, 2014 $133,016
Global Business Executive DST Global Solutions North America, LLC Boston, MA Mar 01, 2011 $115,000
Global Business Executive DSTI Mosiki LLC Boston, MA Mar 14, 2011 $115,000
Business Unit Executive IBM Corporation New York, NY Jan 16, 2010 $101,844 -
$216,264
Business Executive, Growth & Innovation Rio Tinto Services, Inc. South Jordan, UT Nov 19, 2015 $98,134 -
$153,900
Business Executive, Growth & Innovation Rio Tinto Services, Inc. South Jordan, UT Nov 18, 2013 $87,131 -
$147,700
Business Relationship Executive Docasap, Inc. Herndon, VA Oct 15, 2016 $80,000 -
$90,000
Business Outsourcing Executive Iris Software Inc. Edison, NJ Jan 01, 2010 $70,000
Assistant Sales & Business Executive Valleysoft, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 28, 2009 $69,200
Business Process Outsourcing Executive MAAN Systems Inc. Newark, CA Oct 01, 2011 $67,000
Business Process Outsourcing Executive MAAN Systems Inc. Newark, CA Oct 01, 2011 $60,320
International Business Executive Venegas International Group Miami, FL Jan 09, 2016 $60,000
Business Intelligence Executive Sybrid Health, LLC. Denton, TX Oct 01, 2011 $60,000
Business Intelligence Executive Sybrid Health, LLC. Dallas, TX May 28, 2012 $60,000

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Top Skills for A Business Executive

  1. New Product Development
  2. Financial Products
  3. Revenue Growth
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Turned declining business into core business by restructuring BU, establishing new product development plans, and creating business growth strategy.
  • Achieved sales goal of 6% or more each quarter by identifying customer needs and referring financial products and services.
  • Achieved an overall 15% annual revenue growth, 20% new business and 80% existing customer business.
  • Improved customer service efficiency by standardizing client request and referral processing and developing client enrollment reports.
  • Developed SWAT analysis and new over-achievement plan to keep on track for exceeding sales goals on a quarterly basis.

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  2. North Carolina
  3. Rhode Island
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Delaware
  6. Virginia
  7. Washington
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Maryland
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Business Executive Demographics

Gender

Male

51.9%

Female

36.8%

Unknown

11.3%
Ethnicity

White

54.4%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Asian

13.8%

Black or African American

10.9%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

French

18.7%

Arabic

6.7%

German

5.3%

Mandarin

5.3%

Portuguese

4.0%

Japanese

2.7%

Thai

2.7%

Indonesian

1.3%

Bulgarian

1.3%

Telugu

1.3%

Zulu

1.3%

Tamil

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Malay

1.3%

Urdu

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Shan

1.3%

Korean

1.3%
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Business Executive Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.7%

Ohio State University

8.1%

Georgia State University

6.7%

New York University

5.4%

Howard University

5.4%

National University

4.7%

Stanford University

4.7%

Cornell University

4.7%

University of Florida

4.7%

Purdue University

4.7%

American University

4.7%

Syracuse University

4.0%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University

4.0%

Boston College

4.0%

University of Washington

4.0%

Towson University

4.0%

University of Miami

4.0%

University of Oklahoma

4.0%

Skidmore College

3.4%
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Majors

Business

37.0%

Marketing

9.9%

Finance

8.4%

Management

6.3%

Accounting

3.9%

Computer Science

3.7%

Communication

3.0%

Human Resources Management

3.0%

Political Science

2.8%

Economics

2.5%

Psychology

2.4%

English

2.4%

International Business

2.2%

Law

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.1%

Electrical Engineering

1.9%

Information Technology

1.8%

Education

1.6%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Project Management

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.6%

Masters

30.1%

Other

15.4%

Associate

4.2%

Doctorate

3.5%

Certificate

3.3%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.5%
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