How much does a Chief Executive Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Executive Officer salary in the United States is $813,993 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $627,641 and $1,012,016. 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. 

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25% $627,641 10% $457,978 90% $1,192,306 75% $1,012,016 $813,993 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the short and long-term profitability and growth of the company. Organizes leadership and staff to meet strategic goals. Being a Chief Executive Officer ensures appropriate governance and controls. Identifies and delivers value to stakeholders. Additionally, Chief Executive Officer 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. To be a Chief Executive Officer typically requires 15+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Patrick M. Byrne, Chief Executive Officer and Director (principal executive officer)
Overstock.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through Retail and tZERO segments. The company offers furniture; and home decor, including rugs, bedding and bath, home improvement, kitchen items, and other related products. It also operates Worldstock Fair Trade,... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2018
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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

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