How much does a CEO make?

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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$146,094 /yr
Average Base Pay

822 salaries

$65K

Low

$146K

Average

$328K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for CEO is $146,094 per year in United States. Filter by location to see CEO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 822 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by CEO employees.

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Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
4.4

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society

CEO

$73,596

 /yr
Range: $26K - $157K
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$26K

$157K

$26,181 - $157,022 Range

Self
4.6

Self

CEO

$178,351

 /yr
Range: $82K - $345K

$82K

$345K

$82,345 - $345,448 Range

BBVA
3.7

BBVA

CEO

$300,000

 /yr
Range: $300K - $300K

$300K

$300K

$300,000 - $300,000 Range

Centene
3.4

Centene

CEO

$176,133

 /yr
Range: $176K - $180K

$176K

$180K

$175,923 - $179,622 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

CEO

$94,452

 /yr
Range: $93K - $115K

$93K

$115K

$93,231 - $115,390 Range

Fa Fashion

Fa Fashion

CEO

$105,361

 /yr
Range: $105K - $105K

$105K

$105K

$105,361 - $105,361 Range

Ridgefield One
4.6

Ridgefield One

CEO
About 

$212K -$242K

$212K

$242K

$211,924 - $241,588 Range

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Trinion Quality Care Services

$138K

$147K

$137,562 - $147,142 Range

DMS Recycling

DMS Recycling

CEO
About 

$132K -$142K

$132K

$142K

$131,983 - $142,438 Range

New Earth Biosciences

$194K

$208K

$193,866 - $208,242 Range

Landco Pacific
3.8

Landco Pacific

CEO
About 

$312K -$378K

$312K

$378K

$312,199 - $377,842 Range

Goldman Sachs
4

Goldman Sachs

CEO - Monthly
About 

$3K -$9K

$3K

$9K

$3,033 - $8,963 Range

Keller Williams
4.3

$77K

$99K

$77,055 - $98,841 Range

OIC of America, Inc
3.1

$208K

$223K

$207,803 - $223,481 Range

5

TriSports

CEO
About 

$101K -$110K

$101K

$110K

$101,109 - $109,646 Range

Davisware
4.5

Davisware

CEO
About 

$201K -$219K

$201K

$219K

$200,940 - $219,228 Range

$100K

$107K

$99,807 - $107,226 Range

NVision Clothing

NVision Clothing

CEO - Monthly
About 

$6K -$6K

$6K

$6K

$5,913 - $6,469 Range

5

$360K

$391K

$359,531 - $391,105 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a CEO salaries

The national average salary for a CEO is $146,094 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a CEO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 822 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a CEO employees.

The highest salary for a CEO in United States is $328,130 per year.

The lowest salary for a CEO in United States is $65,046 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a CEO or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a CEO.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent ceo salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$300,000
per year
A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $300,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
A Chief Executive Officer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$185,000
per year
A CEO-Founder in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
A President &CEO in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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