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Chief Executive Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives among Wisconsin metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,500
25th Percentile Wage
$81,260
50th Percentile Wage
$121,090
75th Percentile Wage
$188,650
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $188,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$121,090
4.26% -45.39%
2016
$115,930
-11.76% -
2015
$129,560
-24.01% -
2014
$160,670
-3.93% -
2013
$166,990
-5.43% -
2012
$176,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Wisconsin ranges from $76,800 to $198,360. The highest paying area for chief executives in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $198,360. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $187,640). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$198,360
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$187,640
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$172,080
La Crosse
$165,300
Racine
$152,780
Janesville
$145,110
Appleton
$141,970
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$132,710
Duluth
$130,950
Madison
$130,360
Oshkosh-Neenah
$129,410
Eau Claire
$126,820
Fond du Lac
$114,490
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$100,680
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$95,890
Green Bay
$93,880
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$91,270
Sheboygan
$91,250
Wausau
$88,030
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$76,800




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