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Chief Executive Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives amongst Minnesota areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,250
25th Percentile Wage
$118,440
50th Percentile Wage
$171,600
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $171,600. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $118,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $78,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37.61
25th Percentile Wage
$56.94
50th Percentile Wage
$82.50
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $82.50. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $56.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37.61.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016171,6004.45%6.10%
2015163,970-0.91%-
2014165,4702.85%-
2013160,750-0.24%-
2012161,140--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Minnesota ranges from $108,550 to $157,710. The highest paying area for chief executives in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $157,710. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $132,090). The lowest paying area is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $108,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$157,710
Mankato-North Mankato
$132,090
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$129,380
Rochester
$128,120
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$125,980
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$116,780
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$108,550


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