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Chief Executive Salary Information in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2012 [1].

Table 1. Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
$182,820
25th Percentile Wage
$134,300
10th Percentile Wage
$93,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $182,820. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $134,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $93,260.

Table 2. Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
$87.89
25th Percentile Wage
$64.56
10th Percentile Wage
$44.84

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California. The median hourly salary is $87.89. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $64.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44.84.

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $182,820, Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is the second highest paying city for chief executives in state of California, following the highest paying city Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (median annual salary of $185,910). Compared with Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, the median annual salary of chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is 1.7 percent (1.7%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$185,910
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$182,820
Stockton
$173,840
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$171,940
Merced
$168,490
Salinas
$167,850
Bakersfield-Delano
$154,000
El Centro
$146,920
Yuba City
$144,010
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$143,360
Modesto
$143,200
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$141,080
Fresno
$140,230
Hanford-Corcoran
$140,070
Visalia-Porterville
$136,610
Madera-Chowchilla
$128,170
Vallejo-Fairfield
$126,910
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$126,220
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$125,580
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$124,970
Redding
$121,890
Chico
$105,980
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$102,160

Table 4. Comparison of Chief Executive Salary in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California, and the Nation

From Table 4, take note that the median annual salary of chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is higher than that of both state of California and the United States. Specifically, the median salary of chief executives in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta ($182,820) is 100.0 percent (100.0%) higher than that in California ($0) and 8.0 percent (8.0%) higher than that in the United States ($168,140).

Region Median annual Salary
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$182,820
USA
$168,140
California
$0