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How much does a Chief Executive make in the United States?

Average Chief Executive Hourly Wage in the United States

Chief Executives earn a median hourly wage of $84.19.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Chief Executive Yearly Salary in the United States

Chief Executives earn a median salary of $175,110 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
65
RATINGS
Chief Executives average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Chief Executives in the 89th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Chief Executive Earnings by Seniority

Experienced Chief Executive Earnings

Experienced Chief Executives in the United States earn:

$84.19
an hour
$175,110
per year
Junior Chief Executive Earnings

Junior Chief Executives in the United States earn:

$53.38
an hour
$111,040
per year
Starting Chief Executive Earnings

Starting Chief Executives in the United States earn:

$32.98
an hour
$68,600
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Chief Executive salary comparison

Chief Executives earn more than 98% percent of Business careers. Chief Executive salaries are in the top 99% of all careers in the United States.

Chief Executive Salary $175k
Fundraising Manager Salary $104k
Search Marketing Strategist Salary $85k
Mail Superintendent Salary $70k
Range Manager Salary $61k
Energy Broker Salary $51k
Retail Manager Salary $38k
Retail Salesperson Salary $21k
Source:

Historical salary for Chief Executives in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Chief Executive salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Chief Executive Salary in Connecticut $ $ # 1
Chief Executive Salary in North Carolina $ $ # 2
Chief Executive Salary in New Jersey $ $ # 3
Chief Executive Salary in Rhode Island $ $ # 4
Chief Executive Salary in New York $ $ # 5
Chief Executive Salary in Alabama $ $ # 6
Chief Executive Salary in Massachusetts $ $ # 7
Chief Executive Salary in Nebraska $ $ # 8
Chief Executive Salary in California $ $ # 9
Chief Executive Salary in South Dakota $ $ # 10
Chief Executive Salary in Texas $ $ # 11
Chief Executive Salary in Florida $ $ # 12
Chief Executive Salary in Ohio $ $ # 13
Chief Executive Salary in Pennsylvania $ $ # 14
Chief Executive Salary in Colorado $ $ # 15
Chief Executive Salary in Virginia $ $ # 16
Chief Executive Salary in District of Columbia $89.60 $186,370 # 17
Chief Executive Salary in Vermont $87.96 $182,950 # 18
Chief Executive Salary in Washington $84.18 $175,090 # 19
Chief Executive Salary in Georgia $87.20 $181,380 # 20
Chief Executive Salary in New Hampshire $75.94 $157,950 # 21
Chief Executive Salary in Michigan $79.12 $164,570 # 22
Chief Executive Salary in Minnesota $78.83 $163,970 # 23
Chief Executive Salary in Nevada $77.37 $160,930 # 24
Chief Executive Salary in Maryland $89.39 $185,940 # 25
Chief Executive Salary in Illinois $77.79 $161,810 # 26
Chief Executive Salary in Louisiana $75.44 $156,910 # 27
Chief Executive Salary in Iowa $77.37 $160,930 # 28
Chief Executive Salary in Arizona $77.19 $160,550 # 29
Chief Executive Salary in Alaska $74.09 $154,110 # 30
Chief Executive Salary in Kentucky $69.96 $145,510 # 31
Chief Executive Salary in Oregon $71.23 $148,160 # 32
Chief Executive Salary in Indiana $72.36 $150,500 # 33
Chief Executive Salary in Kansas $68.93 $143,380 # 34
Chief Executive Salary in Tennessee $69.12 $143,780 # 35
Chief Executive Salary in South Carolina $69.85 $145,290 # 36
Chief Executive Salary in Hawaii $66.92 $139,200 # 37
Chief Executive Salary in North Dakota $65.29 $135,810 # 38
Chief Executive Salary in Maine $62.36 $129,710 # 39
Chief Executive Salary in Missouri $64.05 $133,220 # 40
Chief Executive Salary in Oklahoma $61.88 $128,710 # 41
Chief Executive Salary in Wisconsin $62.29 $129,560 # 42
Chief Executive Salary in Utah $62.14 $129,260 # 43
Chief Executive Salary in Wyoming $64.54 $134,240 # 44
Chief Executive Salary in West Virginia $49.05 $102,030 # 45
Chief Executive Salary in Mississippi $46.48 $96,680 # 46
Chief Executive Salary in Montana $49.87 $103,730 # 47
Chief Executive Salary in Idaho $46.63 $96,990 # 48
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be a Chief Executive?

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  2. Get the Education
    Syracuse MBA

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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