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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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island (average annual salary $207,440). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
340
2 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$207,440
500
3 Stockton, California
$207,150
280
4 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$207,090
5,370
5 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$206,840
300
6 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$206,770
1,200
7 Manchester, New Hampshire
$206,690
140
8 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$206,580
300
9 Greenville, North Carolina
$206,530
70
10 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$206,430
40
11 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$205,630
530
12 Muskegon-Norton Shores, Michigan
$205,240
50
13 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, USA
$204,890
150
14 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$204,490
1,520
15 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$204,400
580
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$204,390
3,110
17 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$203,930
1,720
18 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$203,270
120
19 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$203,080
730
20 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$203,010
70
21 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$203,000
210
22 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$202,420
590
23 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$202,010
9,430
24 Dalton, Georgia
$201,750
70
25 Peabody, Massachusetts
$201,590
210
26 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$201,580
350
27 Napa, California
$201,360
150
28 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$201,300
80
29 Dubuque, Iowa
$201,150
70
30 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$200,830
500
31 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$200,820
3,510
32 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$200,390
80
33 Asheville, North Carolina
$200,020
120
34 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$199,460
220
35 Nashua, New Hampshire
$199,240
150
36 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$198,730
1,780
37 Gainesville, Florida
$198,460
190
38 Wheeling, West Virginia
$198,420
40
39 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$198,360
930
40 Winchester, West Virginia
$197,960
60
41 Corpus Christi, Texas
$197,870
60
42 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$197,650
1,410
43 El Centro, California
$197,640
50
44 Kansas City, Missouri
$196,920
2,470
45 Toledo, Ohio
$196,370
280
46 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$196,220
40
47 Monroe, Michigan
$195,510
30
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$195,300
11,130
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$195,200
1,770
50 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$194,980
490
51 Merced, California
$193,240
70
52 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$192,630
460
53 St Louis, Missouri
$192,520
2,340
54 Midland, Texas
$191,860
40
55 Sioux City, South Dakota
$191,520
60
56 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$191,380
170
57 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$191,050
340
58 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$190,360
1,940
59 Columbus, Georgia
$188,800
90
60 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$188,630
350
61 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$188,580
220
62 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$188,030
140
63 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$187,880
30
64 Rockford, Illinois
$187,790
280
65 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$187,640
4,520
66 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$187,580
60
67 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$187,110
200
68 Jacksonville, Florida
$186,970
1,040
69 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$186,850
40
70 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$186,730
370
71 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$186,670
910
72 North Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$186,630
120
73 Salinas, California
$186,620
230
74 Sandusky, Ohio
$185,870
30
75 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$185,730
410
76 Mobile, Alabama
$185,570
140
77 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$185,250
1,340
78 Charlottesville, Virginia
$185,080
110
79 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, USA
$185,070
50
80 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$185,070
230
81 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$185,020
2,770
82 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$184,800
240
83 Lubbock, Texas
$184,770
40
84 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$184,510
160
85 Lynchburg, Virginia
$184,020
130
86 Rapid City, South Dakota
$183,500
70
87 Bloomington, USA
$183,480
180
88 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$182,820
350
89 Visalia-Porterville, California
$182,790
160
90 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$182,590
150
91 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$182,580
910
92 Reading, Pennsylvania
$182,270
230
93 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$181,680
40
94 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$181,520
360
95 Yuba City, California
$180,700
60
96 Boulder, Colorado
$180,460
70
97 Columbia, South Carolina
$179,550
750
98 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$179,170
180
99 Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$179,040
50
100 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$178,630
50
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