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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$161,562 USD

£127,691 GBP
New York City

$203,529 USD

$300,000 USD

£237,107 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / CEO / United States

Average salary for CEO / United States is $161,562 USD per year. The most typical earning is $300,000 USD. All data are based on 218 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $167,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $132,000 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $178,500 USD. The second most paid education level is Doctorate Degree with salary of $174,200 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $176,600 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $171,500 USD.

Levels / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
0 n/a
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
0 n/a
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
4 100%
1.83%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
5 98.17%
2.29%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
4 95.87%
1.83%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
2 94.04%
0.92%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
7 93.12%
3.21%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
2 89.91%
0.92%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
2 88.99%
0.92%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
1 88.07%
0.46%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
6 87.61%
2.75%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
1 84.86%
0.46%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
4 84.4%
1.83%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
6 82.57%
2.75%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
24 79.82%
11.01%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
3 68.81%
1.38%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
5 67.43%
2.29%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 65.14%
0.46%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
14 64.68%
6.42%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
5 58.26%
2.29%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
4 55.96%
1.83%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 54.13%
0.92%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 53.21%
0.46%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
14 52.75%
6.42%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
3 46.33%
1.38%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
7 44.95%
3.21%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
7 41.74%
3.21%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
7 38.53%
3.21%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
15 35.32%
6.88%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
2 28.44%
0.92%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
8 27.52%
3.67%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
2 23.85%
0.92%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
5 22.94%
2.29%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
45 20.64%
20.64%

Gender / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 162 $167,700 USD
2 Women 37 $132,000 USD

Education / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 67 $178,500 USD
2 Doctorate Degree 25 $174,200 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 81 $159,300 USD
4 Bellow H. School 3 $148,300 USD
5 Some College 35 $133,100 USD
6 High School 7 $128,400 USD

Experience / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 32 $176,600 USD
2 20+ Years 113 $171,500 USD
3 12-16 Years 19 $162,100 USD
4 8-12 Years 22 $154,300 USD
5 4-8 Years 16 $124,000 USD
6 2-4 Years 3 $123,300 USD
7 1-2 Years 5 $117,200 USD
8 0-1 Year 8 $96,900 USD

Age / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 76-99 2 $247,500 USD
2 56-60 27 $189,400 USD
3 46-50 31 $183,100 USD
4 21-25 2 $175,000 USD
5 66-70 12 $174,500 USD
6 51-55 32 $162,100 USD
7 n/a 20 $161,700 USD
8 61-65 20 $161,000 USD
9 71-75 6 $156,300 USD
10 36-40 18 $151,100 USD
11 41-45 18 $141,700 USD
12 31-35 16 $129,200 USD
13 26-30 11 $123,800 USD
14 14-20 3 $71,700 USD

Work Type / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 127 $171,700 USD
2 Contract 4 $167,800 USD
3 Self Employed 83 $149,400 USD
4 Part Time 4 $86,300 USD

States / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Virginia 2 $287,500 USD
2 New Jersey 3 $250,000 USD
3 Minnesota 1 $250,000 USD
4 Oregon 1 $220,000 USD
5 New York State 16 $204,300 USD
6 Colorado 8 $201,900 USD
7 Illinois 4 $200,000 USD
8 Hawaii 1 $200,000 USD
9 Washington State 10 $194,400 USD
10 Florida 12 $194,300 USD
11 Nevada 5 $191,000 USD
12 Oklahoma 2 $189,500 USD
13 Montana 2 $180,000 USD
14 Arizona 5 $176,200 USD
15 California 33 $171,700 USD
16 Kansas 1 $170,000 USD
17 Massachusetts 8 $163,500 USD
18 Alabama 4 $163,500 USD
19 North Carolina 3 $158,300 USD
20 Maryland 3 $156,700 USD
21 Wisconsin 3 $155,000 USD
22 Louisiana 2 $152,000 USD
23 New Mexico 1 $150,000 USD
24 Tennessee 6 $147,200 USD
25 District Of Columbia (DC) 4 $141,300 USD
26 Texas 15 $139,700 USD
27 Georgia 7 $138,100 USD
28 Ohio 4 $136,900 USD
29 Pennsylvania 8 $134,800 USD
30 Utah 6 $127,700 USD
31 Iowa 1 $120,000 USD
32 Indiana 4 $118,800 USD
33 Michigan 3 $104,000 USD
34 Missouri 4 $103,300 USD
35 Maine 1 $100,000 USD
36 Idaho 2 $95,000 USD
37 Arkansas 3 $86,700 USD
38 Connecticut 2 $85,000 USD
39 Rhode Island 2 $72,500 USD

Cities / CEO / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Birmingham, United States 1 $299,000 USD
2 Richmond 2 $287,500 USD
3 Newark 3 $250,000 USD
4 Tacoma 2 $247,500 USD
5 Fort Lauderdale 1 $238,000 USD
6 Long Beach 1 $225,000 USD
7 Portland, Oregon 1 $220,000 USD
8 Las Vegas 4 $218,800 USD
9 Tampa 1 $210,000 USD
10 Orlando 3 $205,000 USD
11 New York City 15 $203,500 USD
12 Denver 8 $201,900 USD
13 Chicago 4 $200,000 USD
14 Columbus 1 $200,000 USD
15 San Diego 5 $191,000 USD
16 Tempe 1 $190,000 USD
17 Oklahoma City 2 $189,500 USD
18 San Jose 3 $183,300 USD
19 San Francisco 7 $182,900 USD
20 Miami 7 $181,300 USD
21 Seattle 8 $181,100 USD
22 Billings, Montana 2 $180,000 USD
23 Tucson 1 $180,000 USD
24 Los Angeles 13 $173,500 USD
25 Phoenix 3 $170,300 USD
26 Austin 2 $165,000 USD
27 Boston 8 $163,500 USD
28 Nashville 3 $160,000 USD
29 Houston 7 $158,600 USD
30 Baltimore 3 $156,700 USD
31 Atlanta 6 $152,500 USD
32 Baton Rouge 2 $152,000 USD
33 Albuquerque 1 $150,000 USD
34 Cincinnati 2 $145,000 USD
35 Washington DC 4 $141,300 USD
36 Philadelphia 8 $134,800 USD
37 Knoxville 2 $129,000 USD
38 Dallas 3 $128,300 USD
39 Salt Lake City 6 $127,700 USD
40 --Other-- 16 $121,400 USD
41 Des Moines 1 $120,000 USD
42 Indianapolis 4 $118,800 USD
43 Huntsville 2 $115,000 USD
44 Charlotte 2 $112,500 USD
45 Brownsville 1 $110,000 USD
46 Milwaukee 2 $107,500 USD
47 Detroit 3 $104,000 USD
48 Kansas City 2 $104,000 USD
49 St. Louis 2 $102,500 USD
50 Garden Grove 1 $100,000 USD
51 Boise 2 $95,000 USD
52 Little Rock 3 $86,700 USD
53 Hartford 2 $85,000 USD
54 Henderson 1 $80,000 USD
55 Providence 2 $72,500 USD
56 El Paso 1 $60,000 USD
57 Akron 1 $57,600 USD
58 Augusta 1 $52,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Executive Director (Man)
Posted 11 July 2023

What I do?

"Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $250,000 USD

49/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 25 July 2022

What I do?

"Leading the organization."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $249,900 USD

48/50  President (Man)
Posted 25 May 2022

What I do?

"Sales, estimating, project management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia High School 16-20 Years Expert $105,000 USD

47/50  Owner And Ceo (Man)
Posted 03 March 2022

What I do?

"Running services and software business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $165,000 USD

46/50  Exec Director (Woman)
Posted 24 November 2021

What I do?

"RUNNING BUSINESS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $56,000 USD

45/50  Owner (Man)
Posted 20 November 2021

What I do?

"Business management and development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $245,000 USD

44/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"Finance, law, administration, governance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $250,000 USD

43/50  Administrator (Man)
Posted 29 August 2021

What I do?

"Planning, accounting, purchasing, investing, marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $200,000 USD

42/50  Chief Eo (Man)
Posted 12 July 2021

What I do?

"Lead company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $350,000 USD

41/50  Chief Executive Officer (Woman)
Posted 04 March 2021

What I do?

"Strategic planning communication budgeting leadership reporting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cincinnati Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $110,000 USD

40/50  Director (Man)
Posted 19 January 2021

What I do?

"Manage a mission to Haiti."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $65,000 USD

39/50  President (Man)
Posted 15 November 2020

What I do?

"EBIDTA Growth Going Public Sales Business Development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

38/50  Co Partner (Woman)
Posted 30 September 2020

What I do?

"Licensed esthethician."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
El Paso Some College 12-16 Years n/a $60,000 USD

37/50  Senior Pastor (Man)
Posted 12 August 2020

What I do?

"Senor pastor of a medium to small church."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $101,000 USD

36/50  President / CEO (Man)
Posted 25 July 2020

What I do?

"Develop and Implement strategic plans for business development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cincinnati Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $180,000 USD

35/50  President & CEO (Man)
Posted 18 April 2020

What I do?

"Strategy directton."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $180,000 USD

34/50  Management And Leader Ship (Man)
Posted 29 January 2020

What I do?

"Management, strategy and leadership."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $100,000 USD

33/50  President (Man)
Posted 05 January 2020

What I do?

"Owner/operator; Consultation, sales, marketing, HR, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 4-8 Years n/a $85,000 USD

32/50  FOUNDER (Man)
Posted 16 December 2019

What I do?

"ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUSINESS OWNER."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Some College 20+ Years n/a $180,000 USD

31/50  CEO And CFO (Man)
Posted 09 November 2019

What I do?

"Nice everyday, work hard play hard."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $200,000 USD

30/50  Chief Marketing Strategist (Man)
Posted 17 October 2019

What I do?

"Run a digital marketing agency."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $140,000 USD

29/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 09 October 2019

What I do?

"Run a business with $180k annual revenue."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

28/50  Chief Executive Officer And Chairman (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2019

What I do?

"Responsible for overall strategic direction, hiring, business development, bottom line, investment strategy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $250,000 USD

27/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 21 August 2019

What I do?

"Managing operations of entire company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $160,000 USD

26/50  Chief Exec Off (Man)
Posted 12 August 2019

What I do?

"Hire, fire, financial."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Augusta Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $52,000 USD

25/50  President (Man)
Posted 12 July 2019

What I do?

"Run day to day operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia High School 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

24/50  President (Man)
Posted 12 July 2019

What I do?

"I have owned and operated my own independent healthcare diagnostic company for 5 years."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Brownsville Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $110,000 USD

23/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 27 June 2019

What I do?

"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."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $285,000 USD

22/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 18 June 2019

What I do?

"Manage and operate the team to grow the business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $100,000 USD

21/50  Consultant (Man)
Posted 17 May 2019

What I do?

"Hotel transaction and advisory."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $250,000 USD

20/50  Entrepenuer (Man)
Posted 12 May 2019

What I do?

"Self start up in e-commerce, consulting, and sourcing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $150,000 USD

19/50  Chief Operating Officer (Woman)
Posted 07 May 2019

What I do?

"Varied industries business management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

18/50  Founder (Man)
Posted 06 May 2019

What I do?

"Set strategy, recruit, and fundraise."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $60,000 USD

17/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 02 March 2019

What I do?

"Senior executive responsible for all operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Las Vegas Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

16/50  Management Consultant (Man)
Posted 26 February 2019

What I do?

"Advisory consultant to executive level clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

15/50  Business Owner (Man)
Posted 09 February 2019

What I do?

"Sales, day to day operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baton Rouge Some College 20+ Years n/a $45,000 USD

14/50  Founder And CEO (Man)
Posted 08 January 2019

What I do?

"Founder and CEO of a Cloud Software company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

13/50  Consultant (Man)
Posted 01 January 2019

What I do?

"Wood products consultant."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $60,000 USD

12/50  President (Man)
Posted 04 December 2018

What I do?

"Manage the organization of 300 employees including marketing, engineering, profit, and customer services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oklahoma City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $184,000 USD

11/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 23 October 2018

What I do?

"M&A, Investment analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

10/50  Executive Manager (Woman)
Posted 02 October 2018

What I do?

"23 years experience. I have held multiple positions,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

9/50  President (Woman)
Posted 01 October 2018

What I do?

"Oversee EVERYTHING and also payroll, A/P, HR, regulations such as OSHA, EPA, BWC training."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron High School 8-12 Years n/a $57,600 USD

8/50  CEO&President (Man)
Posted 17 September 2018

What I do?

"MAnage a small software development firm."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Some College 20+ Years n/a $243,000 USD

7/50  President (Man)
Posted 02 September 2018

What I do?

"Write checks and hire fire."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Birmingham, United States Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $299,000 USD

6/50  Chief Executive Officer (Man)
Posted 28 August 2018

What I do?

"Keeps tabs on everything happening at the company and the money."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oklahoma City Bellow H. School 20+ Years n/a $195,000 USD

5/50  President (Man)
Posted 19 August 2018

What I do?

"Software company president."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $240,000 USD

4/50  President (Man)
Posted 22 July 2018

What I do?

"Engineering company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baton Rouge Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $259,000 USD

3/50  President (Man)
Posted 04 July 2018

What I do?

"Responsible for North America."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $300,000 USD

2/50  President (Man)
Posted 03 April 2018

What I do?

"Classroom Assistant and adjunct professor Physics and engineering. Associate engineer with NASA, DALMO VICTOR/ SINGER, et al."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

1/50  CEO (Man)
Posted 25 February 2018

What I do?

"Provide business development and management of a 10 person company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD


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