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

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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 earns salaries somewhere between $62,780 to $208,000 based on the level of experience. will normally receive average salaries of one hundred and ninety-seven thousand eight hundred and fourty dollars on an annual basis.

obtain the most salary in South Dakota, where they can get average wages of close to about $259,430. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive average wages of $248,610.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.44 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Chief Executives tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$248,610
Finance and Insurance
$234,290
Information
$229,410
Manufacturing
$222,980
Utilities
$221,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$218,900

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$123,480
Accommodation and Food Services
$155,130
Educational Services
$174,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$178,100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$183,150
Retail Trade
$183,750