How much does a CEO make in the United States? The average CEO salary in the United States is $807,400 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $610,300 and $1,040,300. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $610,300 10% $430,851 90% $1,252,343 75% $1,040,300 $807,400 50%(Median)
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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 2022 Salary.com)

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