CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$170,000
$98,000
Min 10%
$170,000
Median 50%
$295,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Chicago, IL
Highest Paying State
South Dakota
Average Experience Level
5.2 years
How much does a chief executive officer make?
The national average salary for a Chief Executive Officer in the U.S. is $170,386 annually or $81.92 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 197,000. The top 10 percent earn over $295,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $98,000 annually. Health Care companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. South Dakota, Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nevada have the highest paying Chief Executive Officer jobs. The typical employment for a Chief Executive Officer is 5.2 years.

Average Chief Executive Officer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Chief Executive Officer makes. Most Chief Executive Officer jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. XL Specialty Insurance Company *(A-6 ) and USA are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Morgan Stanley or Burger King, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Chief Executive Officers.

Average Chief Executive Officer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Chief Executive Officer in the United States is $170,386 per year or $81.92 per hour. The city with the highest Chief Executive Officer salary is Chicago, IL at $193,442 per year. The average entry-level salary in Chicago, IL is $91,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Chief Executive Officer salaries are South Dakota, Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nevada. North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Chicago, IL
$193,442
2
Las Vegas, NV
$193,402
3
Beverly Hills, CA
$188,687
4
Phoenix, AZ
$186,080
5
Indianapolis, IN
$185,587

Average Chief Executive Officer Salary By Industry

Chief Executive Officer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Utilities companies, Health Care companies, and Telecommunication companies pay higher-than-average wages for Chief Executive Officers. Salaries for Chief Executive Officers in Utilities companies average $179,937 annually, while Health Care companies and Telecommunication companies pay $178,108 and $173,500, respectively. The types of companies that pay Chief Executive Officers the least are in the Internet industry, where the average annual salary is $165,711.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Utilities
$179,937
2
Health Care
$178,108
3
Telecommunication
$173,500
4
Finance
$168,848
5
Internet
$165,711

RECENTLY ADDED Chief Executive Officer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Wyoming Business Council
Chief Executive Officer
10/31/2019
$140,000
Tec Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
10/28/2019
$250,000
Tec Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
10/28/2019
$250,000
California Prison Health Care System
Chief Executive Officer
10/17/2019
$132,000
Jccatlanticcounty
Chief Executive Officer
09/30/2019
$150,000
YMCA
Chief Executive Officer
09/30/2019
$100,000
Office of The Secretary of Health and Human Services
Chief Executive Officer
09/28/2019
$127,914
Indian Health Service
Chief Executive Officer
09/20/2019
$113,811
Habitat for Humanity
Chief Executive Officer
09/16/2019
$78,000
Wisconsin State Government
Chief Executive Officer
09/11/2019
$62,857
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