CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$150,000
$88,000
Min 10%
$150,000
Median 50%
$256,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Diversified.
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
South Dakota
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a chief operating officer make?
Chief Operating Officers in America make, on average, $150,695 a year or $72.45 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $256,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $88,000 per year. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Chief Operating Officers. States with the highest Chief Operating Officer salaries include South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. The typical employment in the position spans 4.0 years.

Average Chief Operating Officer Salary By Company

Chief Operating Officers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Chief Operating Officers are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. Diversified. and Morgan Stanley are the best paying companies for Chief Operating Officers. In addition, companies like Evercore and AECOM report highly competitive salaries for Chief Operating Officers.

Average Chief Operating Officer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Chief Operating Officer in the United States is $150,695 per year or $72.45 per hour. Palo Alto, CA reports the highest annual salary for Chief Operating Officers at 162,399. The average entry-level salary in Palo Alto, CA is $78,000. South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska are the states with the highest payscale for Chief Operating Officers. Georgia, Oregon, Vermont, North Carolina, and South Carolina have the lowest reported salaries for Chief Operating Officers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Palo Alto, CA
$162,399
2
Chicago, IL
$161,800
3
Philadelphia, PA
$153,632
4
Redmond, WA
$153,399
5
Baltimore, MD
$153,379

Average Chief Operating Officer Salary By Industry

Chief Operating Officer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Retail companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Chief Operating Officers. Salaries for Chief Operating Officers in Professional companies average $156,729 annually, while Retail companies and Health Care companies pay $154,339 and $153,671, respectively. The average salary for Chief Operating Officers in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $145,048.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$156,729
2
Retail
$154,339
3
Health Care
$153,671
4
Finance
$149,326
5
Hospitality
$145,048

RECENTLY ADDED Chief Operating Officer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Community Solutions
Chief Operating Officer
10/31/2019
$170,000
Office of The Director of National Intelligence
Chief Operating Officer
10/25/2019
$69,581
Taylor White Accounting and Finance
Chief Operating Officer
10/24/2019
$150,000
New York City Department of Education
Chief Operating Officer
10/23/2019
$125,256
Chief Operating Officer
10/22/2019
$74,913
Randstad
Chief Operating Officer
10/19/2019
$250,000
Maryland Government Jobs
Chief Operating Officer
10/10/2019
$124,925
YMCA
Chief Operating Officer
09/30/2019
$95,000
State of Oklahoma
Chief Operating Officer
09/29/2019
$95,000
South Shore Line
Chief Operating Officer
09/26/2019
$115,000
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