How much does a Chief Executive Officer CEO make?

Updated Oct 19, 2021

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$165,088 /yr
Average Base Pay

6,992 salaries

$70K

Low

$165K

Average

$390K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Chief Executive Officer CEO is $165,088 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Chief Executive Officer CEO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6992 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chief Executive Officer CEO employees.

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Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

President

$111,995

 /yr
Range: $35K - $562K
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$35K

$562K

$35,314 - $562,316 Range

Waiig

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

$211,602

 /yr
Range: $63K - $474K

$63K

$474K

$63,167 - $473,949 Range

Self
4.6

Self

President

$105,243

 /yr
Range: $22K - $526K

$22K

$526K

$22,331 - $526,217 Range

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
4.4

$57K

$3M

$57,155 - $2,883,702 Range

Digital Avenues
4.1

Digital Avenues

Chief Executive Officer

$157,056

 /yr
Range: $5K - $372K

$5K

$372K

$5,317 - $372,177 Range

Sprint
3.4

Sprint

President

$210,230

 /yr
Range: $172K - $282K

$172K

$282K

$171,577 - $281,566 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

$132,774

 /yr
Range: $38K - $602K

$38K

$602K

$37,956 - $602,481 Range

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California Conservation Corps
3.7

California Conservation Corps

President/Chief Executive Officer

$173,540

 /yr
Range: $86K - $470K

$86K

$470K

$85,535 - $470,027 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer

$157,459

 /yr
Range: $80K - $501K

$80K

$501K

$80,165 - $501,033 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Chief Executive Officer

$140,757

 /yr
Range: $88K - $195K

$88K

$195K

$88,049 - $194,905 Range

Townsquare Media
3.4

Townsquare Media

President

$130,705

 /yr
Range: $124K - $173K

$124K

$173K

$123,840 - $172,930 Range

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
4.4

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society

Chief Executive Officer

$90,716

 /yr
Range: $29K - $262K

$29K

$262K

$28,815 - $261,994 Range

CEI
3.7

CEI

President

$193,573

 /yr
Range: $194K - $215K

$194K

$215K

$193,573 - $215,423 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Chief Executive Officer

$269,601

 /yr
Range: $86K - $2M

$86K

$2M

$85,762 - $2,222,670 Range

4.4

Self-employed

President

$179,638

 /yr
Range: $37K - $255K

$37K

$255K

$36,954 - $254,585 Range

Virginia College
2.8

Virginia College

President

$160,976

 /yr
Range: $155K - $164K

$155K

$164K

$155,484 - $164,106 Range

4.2

Self Employed Chicago

President

$155,826

 /yr
Range: $102K - $535K

$102K

$535K

$101,834 - $534,629 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Chief Executive Officer

$84,195

 /yr
Range: $33K - $210K

$33K

$210K

$32,578 - $210,487 Range

Myself
4.6

Myself

Chief Executive Officer

$75,091

 /yr
Range: $38K - $214K

$38K

$214K

$38,068 - $214,046 Range

SnapPower

Chief Executive Officer

$135,699

 /yr
Range: $129K - $136K

$129K

$136K

$128,727 - $135,699 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Chief Executive Officer CEO salaries

The national average salary for a Chief Executive Officer CEO is $165,088 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Chief Executive Officer CEO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6992 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Chief Executive Officer CEO employees.

The highest salary for a Chief Executive Officer CEO in United States is $390,457 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chief Executive Officer CEO in United States is $69,800 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$500,000
per year
A CEO-Founder in the Green Bay, WI Area area reported making $500,000 per year
Additional Pay
$700k cash bonus
$7.2M stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Green Bay, WI Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$17
hourly
A CEO-Founder in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Chief Executive Officer in the East Liverpool, OH Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
East Liverpool, OH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A Chief Executive Officer in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Freelance
 
1 to 50 employees
Franchise
$200,000
per year
A CEO-Founder in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Self-Employed
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$280,000
per year
A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $280,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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