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CEO Salary

How much does a CEO make in the United States?
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Salary Data for CEO

$399,709 (USD)/yr

$192 (USD)/hr

$291,748 (USD)/yr

$392,765 (USD)/yr

$189 (USD)/hr

$291,748 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Plans, develops, establishes, and oversees interpretation and implementation of policies and objectives of organization in accordance with board directives and corporation charter. Responsible for the profitability of the entire organization. Holds position of the top executive and principal organization leader in the organization. This position is distinguished from others in that it is the top ranking executive and, in most cases, is the highest paid executive in the organization.
The average ceo salary in United States is $399,709 or an equivalent hourly rate of $192. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $291,748. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$242,759 (USD)

$672,571 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$463,373 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for CEO will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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