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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,790
25th Percentile Wage
$70,600
50th Percentile Wage
$115,930
75th Percentile Wage
$202,220
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 $202,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.38
25th Percentile Wage
$33.94
50th Percentile Wage
$55.74
75th Percentile Wage
$97.22
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $97.22. The median hourly salary is $55.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.38.

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
2016115,930-11.76%-51.86%
2015129,560-24.01%-
2014160,670-3.93%-
2013166,990-5.43%-
2012176,050--

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 $65,910 to $191,720. The highest paying area for chief executives in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $191,720. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $176,710). The lowest paying area is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$191,720
Lake County-Kenosha County
$176,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$175,600
La Crosse
$165,920
Janesville
$165,890
Appleton
$136,870
Racine
$135,580
Duluth
$124,860
Madison
$114,500
Fond du Lac
$112,420
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$104,720
Oshkosh-Neenah
$102,900
Eau Claire
$89,390
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$88,170
Green Bay
$87,050
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$84,690
Sheboygan
$83,650
Wausau
$77,640
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$76,800
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$65,910


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