The salary statistics of chief executives are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of chief executives within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The chief executives annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $173,320. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $110,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,750. We note that in the United States, the median (50th percentile) annual salary is almost 138% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for chief executives from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.99%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.06%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.74% in 2012 and a small growth of 1.11% in 2011.
The average salaries of chief executives in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for chief executives occupations is the retail trade sector with an annual salary $180,360. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $105,680).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Retail Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
From the above tables we note that not only chief executives salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of chief executives in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $71,360 to $185,870. The highest paying state for chief executives is Pennsylvania with a median annual salary of $185,870. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $71,360. For more salary information of chief executives profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |