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What is the average salary for Chief Executives in the United States?

Chief Executives earn an average hourly wage of $86.88. Chief Executives earn an average salary of $180,700 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Experienced

The top 50% of Chief Executives in the United States earn:

$83.33 an hour $173,320 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Chief Executives in the United States earn:

$53.25 an hour $110,760 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Chief Executives in the United States earn:

$34.97 an hour $72,750 per year

Historical salary for Chief Executives in the United States

Chief Executive salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Chief Executive Salary in Connecticut $104.32 $216,990 # 1
Chief Executive Salary in North Carolina $101.94 $212,030 # 2
Chief Executive Salary in Rhode Island $99.96 $207,910 # 3
Chief Executive Salary in New York $98.83 $205,560 # 4
Chief Executive Salary in Nebraska $97.95 $203,740 # 5
Chief Executive Salary in Massachusetts $97.87 $203,580 # 6
Chief Executive Salary in Alabama $97.67 $203,150 # 7
Chief Executive Salary in New Jersey $95.61 $198,870 # 8
Chief Executive Salary in Washington $94.93 $197,450 # 9
Chief Executive Salary in California $94.79 $197,160 # 10
Chief Executive Salary in Colorado $94.23 $195,990 # 11
Chief Executive Salary in Florida $94.21 $195,950 # 12
Chief Executive Salary in New Hampshire $91.52 $190,370 # 13
Chief Executive Salary in Texas $91.34 $189,980 # 14
Chief Executive Salary in Virginia $91.25 $189,800 # 15
Chief Executive Salary in Pennsylvania $91.13 $189,550 # 16
Chief Executive Salary in Ohio $88.29 $183,640 # 17
Chief Executive Salary in District of Columbia $87.72 $182,450 # 18
Chief Executive Salary in Maryland $87.59 $182,190 # 19
Chief Executive Salary in Georgia $87.24 $181,460 # 20
Chief Executive Salary in South Dakota $86.22 $179,330 # 21
Chief Executive Salary in Vermont $85.84 $178,540 # 22
Chief Executive Salary in Oregon $85.57 $177,980 # 23
Chief Executive Salary in Louisiana $85.39 $177,620 # 24
Chief Executive Salary in Minnesota $85.06 $176,930 # 25
Chief Executive Salary in Nevada $83.04 $172,730 # 26
Chief Executive Salary in Indiana $82.67 $171,950 # 27
Chief Executive Salary in Michigan $82.35 $171,290 # 28
Chief Executive Salary in Illinois $80.64 $167,740 # 29
Chief Executive Salary in Kentucky $80.59 $167,630 # 30
Chief Executive Salary in Alaska $80.48 $167,400 # 31
Chief Executive Salary in Wisconsin $79.81 $166,000 # 32
Chief Executive Salary in Arizona $79.78 $165,950 # 33
Chief Executive Salary in Iowa $79.20 $164,740 # 34
Chief Executive Salary in North Dakota $78.48 $163,230 # 35
Chief Executive Salary in Kansas $76.11 $158,310 # 36
Chief Executive Salary in Tennessee $76.02 $158,120 # 37
Chief Executive Salary in Maine $75.18 $156,380 # 38
Chief Executive Salary in Oklahoma $73.68 $153,260 # 39
Chief Executive Salary in Hawaii $73.34 $152,550 # 40
Chief Executive Salary in South Carolina $73.12 $152,090 # 41
Chief Executive Salary in Missouri $69.19 $143,910 # 42
Chief Executive Salary in Utah $67.62 $140,650 # 43
Chief Executive Salary in Arkansas $66.69 $138,710 # 44
Chief Executive Salary in Wyoming $65.41 $136,040 # 45
Chief Executive Salary in Mississippi $59.96 $124,730 # 46
Chief Executive Salary in Idaho $59.80 $124,380 # 47
Chief Executive Salary in West Virginia $58.96 $122,640 # 48
Chief Executive Salary in Montana $55.53 $115,510 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics