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Highest Paying Cities for Chief Executives

The top 100 highest paying cities for chief executives (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of chief executives in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $207,780, Akron, Ohio is the highest paying city for chief executives. It is followed by Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida (average annual salary $207,470). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of chief executives in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Chief Executives

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Akron, Ohio
$207,780
360
2 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$207,470
2,330
3 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$206,840
380
4 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$205,250
580
5 Muskegon-Norton Shores, Michigan
$205,240
80
6 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$205,070
3,490
7 Asheville, North Carolina
$204,220
110
8 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$202,010
11,430
9 Peabody, Massachusetts
$201,590
290
10 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$201,080
3,910
11 Stockton, California
$200,720
330
12 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$200,390
60
13 Monroe, Michigan
$199,860
60
14 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$199,190
810
15 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$199,050
530
16 Gainesville, Georgia
$198,180
140
17 Winchester, West Virginia
$197,960
60
18 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$196,190
2,810
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$195,300
13,410
20 North Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$195,280
140
21 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$193,650
50
22 Dalton, Georgia
$192,910
80
23 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$192,630
90
24 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$192,020
120
25 Midland, Texas
$191,860
60
26 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$191,720
5,460
27 Sioux City, South Dakota
$191,520
100
28 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$191,320
520
29 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$191,060
270
30 Charlottesville, Virginia
$190,420
130
31 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$190,240
870
32 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$189,680
580
33 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$189,380
1,000
34 Rocky Mount, North Carolina
$189,070
70
35 Dayton, Ohio
$188,800
270
36 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$188,030
120
37 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$187,580
70
38 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$187,150
220
39 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$187,110
200
40 Visalia-Porterville, California
$186,830
160
41 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$186,730
410
42 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$186,670
1,070
43 Salinas, California
$186,620
190
44 Sandusky, Ohio
$185,870
30
45 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$185,730
570
46 Mobile, Alabama
$185,570
110
47 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$185,070
240
48 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$185,020
2,770
49 Lubbock, Texas
$184,770
50
50 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$184,420
90
51 Medford, Oregon
$183,930
60
52 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$183,890
1,890
53 Kansas City, Missouri
$183,810
2,580
54 Rapid City, South Dakota
$183,500
80
55 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$183,190
400
56 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$182,820
350
57 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$182,730
1,900
58 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$181,810
270
59 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$181,520
360
60 Merced, California
$181,480
70
61 Jacksonville, Florida
$181,020
1,040
62 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$180,650
1,940
63 Boulder, Colorado
$180,460
100
64 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$180,140
1,760
65 Gainesville, Florida
$180,040
120
66 El Centro, California
$179,970
30
67 Wheeling, West Virginia
$179,650
70
68 Napa, California
$179,620
110
69 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$179,600
150
70 Flint, Michigan
$179,540
170
71 Modesto, California
$178,530
290
72 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$178,370
4,450
73 Altoona, Pennsylvania
$178,240
70
74 Rockford, Illinois
$178,160
330
75 El Paso, Texas
$177,840
60
76 Montgomery, Alabama
$177,810
60
77 Burlington, North Carolina
$177,790
60
78 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$177,260
50
79 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$176,710
1,100
80 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$176,460
1,330
81 Mansfield, Ohio
$176,330
50
82 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$176,260
160
83 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$175,730
50
84 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$175,600
1,150
85 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$175,600
100
86 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$175,220
70
87 Chico, California
$175,140
150
88 Corpus Christi, Texas
$175,110
70
89 Wilmington, North Carolina
$175,030
60
90 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$174,940
380
91 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$174,880
190
92 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$174,840
930
93 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$174,370
210
94 Reading, Pennsylvania
$173,950
230
95 Camden, New Jersey
$173,620
90
96 Columbia, South Carolina
$173,450
830
97 Macon, Georgia
$172,480
110
98 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$172,460
120
99 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$172,330
410
100 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$172,220
80
See also: Highest paying industries for chief executives.