CEO earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level CEO earnings begin at:

$120.74 per hour

$251,130 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level CEO earnings begin at:

$65.80 per hour

$136,865 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level CEO earnings begin at:

$42.21 per hour

$87,790 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level CEO earnings begin at:

$32.52 per hour

$67,646 per year

10th percentile

Starting level CEO earnings begin at:

$28.92 per hour

$60,145 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

CEO salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $94,572
Texas $123,000

How do CEO salaries compare to similar careers?

CEOs earn 15% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make more than natural sciences managers.

Career Median Salary
CEO salary $88K
Motivational speaker salary $55K
CFO salary $100K
Bank manager salary $123K
Natural sciences manager salary $124K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)