CEO Salary in the United States

How much does a CEO make in the United States? The average CEO salary in the United States is $800,900 as of August 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $617,600 and $995,700. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

The CEO organizes leadership and staff to meet strategic goals. Responsible for the short and long-term profitability and growth of the company. Being a CEO identifies and delivers value to stakeholders. Ensures appropriate governance and controls. In addition, CEO may require an advanced degree or its equivalent. Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. Working as a CEO typically requires 15+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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800900

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1893000
1248400
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of CEO in the United States. The base salary for CEO ranges from $617,600 to $995,700 with the average base salary of $800,900. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $816,000 to $1,893,000 with the average total cash compensation of $1,248,400.
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