How much does a Chief Executive Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Executive Officer salary in the United States is $769,599 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $581,507 and $991,582. 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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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 equivalent. Typically reports to a board of directors. 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. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Laura J. Alber, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company operates through two segments, E-commerce and Retail. It offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, such as cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of c... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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