CEO SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for CEO GROSS SALARY
US$ 160,181
Average net salary for CEO NET SALARY
US$ 115,188
The most typical salary for CEO MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 258,327
  Updated: 29 Jan 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 28%
  Salary entries: 199

CEO Earnings in United States

Average salary for CEO in United States is US$ 160,181.

Average take home earning is US$ 115,188 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 258,327 (Gross).

These data are from our visitors surveys (199 individual salaries).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
28 % US$ 258,327
35 % US$ 200,000
38 % US$ 192,857
52 % US$ 150,357
85 % US$ 94,500
93 % US$ 60,857
95 % US$ 51,000
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Los Angeles US$ 173,461 13
New York City US$ 177,545 11
San Francisco US$ 182,857 07
Miami US$ 181,285 07
Seattle US$ 164,142 07
Boston US$ 163,285 07
Houston US$ 158,571 07
Philadelphia US$ 139,000 07

Salary entries from individual employees for CEO in United States

Below is the list of 100 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(49/49)  MANAGEMENT AND LEADER SHIP


 Posted: 30 Jan 2020

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Management, strategy and leadership."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000

(48/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 05 Jan 2020

Some College, 4-8 years: "Owner/operator; Consultation, sales, marketing, HR, etc."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 85,000

(47/49)  FOUNDER


 Posted: 16 Dec 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUSINESS OWNER."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 180,000

(46/49)  CEO AND CFO


 Posted: 09 Nov 2019

Doctorate Degree, 0-1 year: "Nice everyday, work hard play hard."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 200,000

(45/49)  CHIEF MARKETING STRATEGIST


 Posted: 17 Oct 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Run a digital marketing agency."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 140,000

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(44/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 09 Oct 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Run a business with $180k annual revenue."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(43/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CHAIRMAN


 Posted: 26 Sep 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Responsible for overall strategic direction, hiring, business development, bottom line, investment strategy."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 250,000

(42/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 21 Aug 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Managing operations of entire company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 160,000

(41/49)  CHIEF EXEC OFF


 Posted: 12 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Hire, fire, financial."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 52,000

(40/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 13 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "I have owned and operated my own independent healthcare diagnostic company for 5 years."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 110,000

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(39/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 12 Jul 2019

High School, 20+ years: "Run day to day operations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000

(38/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 27 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Lead the parent corporation of business groups; the headquarters organisation that owns a controlling stake in a number of companies, which conduct business separately; or a family-owned company. The head of this organisation reports to the financial board at the ultimate top of the structure or is the ultimate top of the organisation. Please note that associated organization type should be Parent/Independent. Lead the entire organisation according to the long-term mission, vision, values, and objectives defined by the financial board of directors. Establish corporate objectives, strategies, and plans; oversee, monitor, and evaluate all business activities so that these strategies and objectives are met. Lead, guide, evaluate, and develop senior executives in furthering organisational objectives. Select, or approve the selection of, senior executives. Establish, review, and adapt executive lines of control and areas of responsibility so that the organisation's structure maximises organisational performance. Pursue, negotiate, and approve mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other major change initiative so that the organisation meets its overall business objectives. Represent the organisation at public occasions (for example, conventions, shareholder meetings) and in interactions with external parties in order to present a positive image of the organisation. Normally Reports To: Corporate or Group Financial Board of Directors; Minimum Qualifications: University (Degree); Years of Experience: 16 or more."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 285,000

(37/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 18 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Manage and operate the team to grow the business."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000

(36/49)  CONSULTANT


 Posted: 17 May 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Hotel transaction and advisory."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 250,000

(35/49)  ENTREPENUER


 Posted: 12 May 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Self start up in e-commerce, consulting, and sourcing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(34/49)  CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER


 Posted: 07 May 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Varied industries business management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000

(33/49)  FOUNDER


 Posted: 07 May 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Set strategy, recruit, and fundraise."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000

(32/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 02 Mar 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Senior executive responsible for all operations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(31/49)  MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT


 Posted: 26 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Advisory consultant to executive level clients."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(30/49)  BUSINESS OWNER


 Posted: 10 Feb 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Sales, day to day operations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 45,000

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(29/49)  FOUNDER AND CEO


 Posted: 08 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Founder and CEO of a Cloud Software company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(28/49)  CONSULTANT


 Posted: 01 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Wood products consultant."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000

(27/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 04 Dec 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Manage the organization of 300 employees including marketing, engineering, profit, and customer services."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 184,000

(26/49)  CEO&PRESIDENT


 Posted: 17 Sep 2018

Some College, 20+ years: "MAnage a small software development firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 243,000

(25/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 03 Sep 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Write checks and hire fire."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 299,000

(24/49)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 28 Aug 2018

Bellow H. School, 20+ years: "Keeps tabs on everything happening at the company and the money."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 195,000

(23/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 20 Aug 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Software company president."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 240,000

(22/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 23 Jul 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Engineering company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 259,000

(21/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 04 Jul 2018

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Responsible for North America."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(20/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 03 Apr 2018

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Classroom Assistant and adjunct professor Physics and engineering . Associate engineer with NASA, DALMO VICTOR/ SINGER, et al."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000

(19/49)  CEO


 Posted: 26 Feb 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Provide business development and management of a 10 person company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(18/49)  WEB DESIGNER


 Posted: 24 Jan 2018

Some College, 16-20 years: "I sell and build websites, digital marketing, graphic design services and more."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 45,000

(17/49)  PRINCIPAL OWNER


 Posted: 12 Dec 2017

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "We have 3 offices internationally that provide software consulting services."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000

(16/49)  PRESIDENT


 Posted: 06 Dec 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "President of an agriculuture technology company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000

(15/49)  CEO


 Posted: 05 Dec 2017

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Managing and maintaining business operations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(14/49)  CEO


 Posted: 25 Nov 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Manage the business as the CEO of the company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000

(13/49)  PRESIDENT AND CEO


 Posted: 24 Nov 2017

Doctorate Degree, 12-16 years: "I was a professor at Lincoln Land Community College, an Instructor at Harvard Business School while pursuing doctoral studies, and a professor at Northeastern University. Subsequently I was a senior management consultant at A.T. Kearney, Director of Planning and Development at Allied Tube and Conduit, CEO at Naco, and President of CEO Focus."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 238,000

(12/49)  CEO


 Posted: 17 Nov 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Oversee all aspects of a small mfg company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(11/49)  VP


 Posted: 14 Nov 2017

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Manage Finance & IT & Insurance and Legal."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 300,000

(10/49)  VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS


 Posted: 10 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "VP of Operations for a Marketing Research Company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 84,000

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(9/49)  OWNER


 Posted: 24 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "I own a residential cleaning service, a commercial cleaning service, a construction company, and a construction supply company. I'm always growing my businesses."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(8/49)  CEO


 Posted: 29 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Public relations, marketing and working with publishers, authors and books."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 200,000

(7/49)  OWNER OF THE COMPANY


 Posted: 26 Sep 2017

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Own marketing agency. Provide marketing services to small businesses and professional practice owners. Help them get more customers, clients, patients. We do this with various media."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 250,000

(6/49)  CEO AND OWNER


 Posted: 12 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Managing 4 direct reports. Overseeing strategy and growth for the company. I founded a Boutique advertising agency which is 2.5 years old."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 94,000

(5/49)  CEO


 Posted: 11 Sep 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Founder and CEO. Handling the corporations all issues."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 96,000

(4/49)  CEO


 Posted: 06 Sep 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Chief Executive officer and presdient."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 155,000

(3/49)  DIGITAL MARKETER


 Posted: 25 Aug 2017

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "To assist in moving the prospect from one stage of the customer journey to the next."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(2/49)  CEO


 Posted: 16 Aug 2017

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Entrepreneur/Founder. Business development, sales, forward planning."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000

(1/49)  CEO


 Posted: 18 Jul 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Establish and run new businesses. Sub contract out for a fee and use the monthly royalties to establish other new businesses."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 275,000

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   CEO   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 258,327
55
205K US$ 200,000
14
195K US$ 192,857
07
185K US$ 182,800
05
175K US$ 173,714
07
165K US$ 160,000
02
155K US$ 150,357
14
145K US$ 141,666
03
135K US$ 130,000
04
125K US$ 121,388
18
115K US$ 112,031
05
105K US$ 100,680
25
95K US$ 94,500
10
85K US$ 82,285
07
75K US$ 72,333
03
65K US$ 60,857
07
55K US$ 51,000
04
45K US$ 43,111
09

  SALARY BY GENDER   CEO   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 164,878 148
Women US$ 134,437 32
N/A US$ 166,955 19

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   CEO   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 174,086 23
Masters Degree US$ 176,550 62
Bachelors Degree US$ 154,805 72
Some College US$ 135,264 34
High School US$ 147,200 05
Bellow H. School US$ 148,333 03

CEO workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses US$ 176,550. While CEO workers with Some College education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 135,264. This is 30.52% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   CEO   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 170,738 107
16-20 Years US$ 164,813 26
12-16 Years US$ 167,058 17
8-12 Years US$ 158,952 21
4-8 Years US$ 124,076 13
2-4 Years US$ 123,333 03
1-2 Years US$ 96,500 04
0-1 Year US$ 96,875 08

CEO workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 170,738 compared to US$ 96,500 for their counterparts with 1-2 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 1-2 Years is 76.93%.


  SALARY BY AGE   CEO   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 238,333 03
69-74 US$ 158,700 10
63-68 US$ 179,466 15
57-62 US$ 176,535 28
51-56 US$ 158,774 31
45-50 US$ 180,805 36
39-44 US$ 118,400 15
33-38 US$ 140,350 20
27-32 US$ 132,937 16
22-26 US$ 175,000 02
16-21 US$ 85,000 02
Less US$ 53,000 02
N/A US$ 166,955 19
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   CEO   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 171,357 115
Contract US$ 167,750 04
Self Employed US$ 146,763 76
Part Time US$ 86,250 04
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  SALARY BY CITY   CEO   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Newark CEO in Newark US$ 250,000 03
2. Las Vegas CEO in Las Vegas US$ 218,750 04
3. Orlando CEO in Orlando US$ 205,000 03
4. Chicago CEO in Chicago US$ 200,000 04
5. Denver CEO in Denver US$ 185,833 06
6. San Jose CEO in San Jose US$ 183,333 03
7. San Francisco CEO in San Francisco US$ 182,857 07
8. Miami CEO in Miami US$ 181,285 07
9. Billings, Montana CEO in Billings, Montana US$ 180,000 02
10. New York City CEO in New York City US$ 177,545 11

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    CEO

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Mexico Mexico CEO in Mexico US$ 177,252 MXN 3,180,000 08
2. Australia Australia CEO in Australia US$ 171,557 AU$ 188,333 15
3. Canada Canada CEO in Canada US$ 168,188 CA$ 185,993 31
4. United Kingdom United Kingdom CEO in United Kingdom US$ 160,485 GBP 108,714 21
5. United States United States US$ 160,181 US$ 160,181 199
6. China China CEO in China US$ 110,588 CNY 714,234 23
7. India India CEO in India US$ 72,329 INR 4,225,777 45
8. Russia Russia CEO in Russia US$ 69,845 RUB 3,068,963 11

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