What does a Staff COO do?

Chief operating officers are one of the highest-ranking executives in an organization’s hierarchy and are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. They play a lead role in major decision-making and provide oversight in core areas such as administration, facilities, budgeting, logistics, and human resources. They ensure systems are running properly in a safe and efficient manner. They implement policies and routines for managing resources, equipment, and personnel.

Chief operating officers typically have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a business field, although an MBA or other advanced degree is often expected. These roles require organized administrators with strong leadership capabilities. They must be able to monitor details of complex administrative projects while also focusing on “big picture” issues like long-term strategic planning.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Chief of Chief Operating Officer Staff Salaries

Average Base Pay

$105,540 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$50K
Median: $106K
$225K
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Staff COO Career Path

Learn how to become a Staff COO, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Chief Operating Officer
$158,826/yr
L4
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Staff COO Insights

Read what Staff COO professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
WherebyWhereby
Chief of Staff
Mar 31, 2021

“It’s incredibly flexible and understanding of the need/desire to be committed to both career and other parts of life.”

Actev Motors
Chief Operating Officer
Apr 23, 2021

“Excellent product without matching marketing and social media promotion is a major shortcoming in this day and age.”

AudcompAudcomp
Chief Operating Officer
Feb 9, 2021

“I have a great team that surrounds me and is the key to our success.”

IW GroupIW Group
Chief Operating Officer
Nov 17, 2020

“A global operation constantly looking for good people creating many and varied opportunities for career progression.”

SantanderSantander
Chief Operating Officer
Aug 11, 2021

“The pay isn’t the best considering other companies pay way more for the same role.”

Carolina Recording Systems
Chief Operating Officer
Dec 1, 2021

“CRS is passionate about serving customers and making sure that employees find meaning and purpose in both their career and life.”

GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline
Chief of Staff
Jan 23, 2020

“Great career progression and modern”

dcs plusdcs plus
Chief Operating Officer
Mar 31, 2021

“This is one of the reasons why clients respect and appreciate the contact persons within the company”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a staff coo

When working as a staff coo, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Excellent Communication, Attention To Detail, Consulting, and Microsoft Office Suite.

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