Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Chief Executive Officer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$404,068 / yrTotal Pay
$186,379 / yrBase Pay
$217,690 / yrAdditional Pay

$404,068

 / yr
$234K$739K
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The estimated total pay for a Chief Executive Officer is $404,068 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $186,379 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $217,690 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are CEO Salaries with median pay of $375,784, Presidente & CEO Salaries with median pay of $434,494, President/Chief Executive Officer Salaries with median pay of $386,332, Executive Director Salaries with median pay of $233,435.

Top Paying Companies

For a Chief Executive Officer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Chief Executive Officer in United States. Employers include Google, Getaround and Apple.

1
Google
Google
$805,819/yr
3
Apple
$673,284/yr
5
$552,923/yr
8
Digital Avenues
$496,449/yr
9
Banyan Energy
$489,488/yr
10
IBM
$485,658/yr
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PresidentSee 97 salaries from all locations

$328,963

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$465,069

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$507,663

 / yr

$781,133

 / yr

$552,923

 / yr
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)See 29 salaries from all locations

$379,896

 / yr

$452,686

 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Chief Executive Officer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Chief Executive Officer in United States are Financial Services with a median total pay of $628,120, Information Technology with a median total pay of $610,721, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $550,243, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $471,087, and Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $438,282.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$628,120

    29% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$610,721

    27% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$550,243

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$471,087

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$438,282

    2% Lower than other industries

Financial Services

The top paying company in Financial Services for Chief Executive Officer is Goldman Sachs.

Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs$628,120/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Business?

Jobs in business are in increasing demand, requiring workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and moderate to advanced technical skills, with the use of data often a required job function. To remain competitive, job seekers with little relevant field experience should consider higher degrees or industry-specific certificates to meet evolving requirements.

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I was the only female working in an office full of male analysts. My CEO didn't realize I was there, and went on and on about the last (and only other) female to leave the company, and asked if anyone knew if she ever in her life had a boyfriend because she seemed like such a b*+ch.... She didnt talk much, but I related due to the blatant uncomfortable sexism around the office. I recently left for other similar and worse remarks. They denied giving me my bonus (2 weeks away). Worth a fight? $33k

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President &CEO

United States of America

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$100,000

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CEO-Founder

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 | 4-6 years

$50,000

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$3,333

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Chief Executive Officer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Chief Executive Officer is $186,379 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Chief Executive Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4003 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Chief Executive Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Chief Executive Officer in United States is $341,073 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chief Executive Officer in United States is $108,100 per year.

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