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Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

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

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of accommodation and food services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $144,140. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $80,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $54,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry sector of accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Chief Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of chief executives in eight industries in the accommodation and food services 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 traveler accommodation industry with an annual salary $169,240. The lowest paying industry is the rv (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps industry (annual salary $92,490). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Traveler Accommodation
Casino Hotels
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Full-Service Restaurants
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Food Services and Drinking Places
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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