Salary for Chief Executives

Also known as:  CEO, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, COO, County Commissioner, Government Service Executive, Governor, Mayor helps management and administration professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Chief Executives have the unique and complex responsibility of managing a company while maintaining a level of involvement both with their workforce and with investors, clients, and other managers and executives. Typically the day-to-day tasks that fall on a Chief Executive's shoulders include establishing policies and company guidelines, directing business ventures and meeting with key players within and outside of the organization, setting and maintaining the company budgets, and manage each individual department's needs as they arise. As the highest management level role in any company, Chief Executives often receive bonuses, stock options, and work-related perks that may or not be financially based.

A Chief Executive can get an average wage on a scale from 144000 - 216000 based on tenure level. Chief Executives get an average compensation of One Hundred Eighty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Chief Executives can get the best pay in Delaware, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to $201460. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn average wages of $211550.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.34 percent nationwide in that time.
Chief Executives tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $211,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises $204,650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $198,660
Finance and Insurance $196,530
Wholesale Trade $191,690
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $191,480
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $107,580
Accommodation and Food Services $140,650
Educational Services $147,970
Health Care and Social Assistance $158,120
Other Services (except Public Administration) $162,020
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $165,600