Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of chief executives in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chief executive salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $201,590. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $126,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $38,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
-2.26% 7.43%
9.48% -
- -

Compare Chief Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of chief executives in three industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for chief executive occupations is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $207,190. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $60,130). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Water, Sewage and Other Systems

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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