How much does a Chief Operating Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Operating Officer salary in the United States is $468,349 as of February 26, 2020, but the range typically falls between $364,360 and $592,563. 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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Chief Operating Officer plans and directs all aspects of an organization's operational policies, objectives, initiatives. Develops strategies to attain short- and long-term financial and operational goals. Being a Chief Operating Officer directs the development of the organization to ensure future growth. May require a master's degree. Additionally, Chief Operating Officer typically reports to a Chief Executive Officer. 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 2020 Salary.com)

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands to franchisees. It operates hotels under the Waldo... More
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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
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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