What does a Chief Executive Officer do?

Chief executive officers are senior leaders of an organization and are commonly a company’s highest-ranking executive. They are accountable for giving final approval to major decisions and must take ownership of core organizational policies, philosophies, and values. They establish and guide the comprehensive vision and strategies. They establish and oversee budgets, lead upper-level management teams, and determine a response plan during periods of crisis or emergency. They frequently serve as the public “face” of the company and also serve as the liaison between the board of directors and the rest of the executive suite and general staff.

Chief executive officers commonly have an advanced degree such as an MBA, and an extensive background in senior-level management roles with significant responsibility. This position requires excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple urgent and high priority matters simultaneously.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Chief Executive Officer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$14,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $14K
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Cascade Health ServicesCascade Health Services
President &CEO
26 Aug 2021

“Our medical insurance is top notch but it is not inexpensive (we're working on that diligently)”

Fletchers SolicitorsFletchers Solicitors
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
27 Sep 2021

“Our mantra is wise/kind/strong and as a leadership team we do our level best to live by this”

20 Feb 2021

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

13 Apr 2021

“I worked with Microsoft for 7 years and it was indeed a great pleasure working for them.”

IluMas Technologies
17 Oct 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
21 Jul 2020

“It is a startup so you really need to stick with the team to have a great career options”

Balanced Communications Group
Chief Executive Officer
11 Oct 2021

“You get to come as you are because we believe a balanced approach is the best communications approach.”

Complete NetworkComplete Network
Chief Executive Officer
20 Feb 2020

“This is truly a great team of passionate individuals who strive every day to deliver excellent service to our clients.”

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