What does a Senior Executive do?

Executives direct, plan, and coordinate operational activities for their organization or company and are generally responsible for creating the policies and strategies that meet company goals. They often travel to meetings and conferences and visit regional, local, national, or international branches and offices. They strive to cut costs and improve policies, programs, and performance. Executives analyze sales reports, financial statements, and oversee general activities that make up the company’s mission. They're responsible for budgets and financial activities and are involved in approving or negotiating contracts and agreements and hire other managers or department heads.

Executives establish and carry out departmental goals, policies, and procedures and oversee the organization's financial and budgetary activities. They also consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations, negotiate or approve contracts and agreements, and appoint department heads and managers. Executives need a minimum bachelor's degree and a significant amount of prior work experience in related occupations and licenses, certifications, and registrations when necessary.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Senior Executive Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,900 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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Senior Executive Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Executive, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Senior Executive professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Senior Executive
3 Dec 2019

“They have the most evil and unethical HR person I have ever seen in my career.”

Appnomic SystemsAppnomic Systems
14 Apr 2020

“Fantastic and friendly environment and I have an amazing team with the good mentor to guide.”

Cogent E ServicesCogent E Services
MIS Executive
29 Jul 2021

“I have just started working here and i feel like i will get good opportunities ahead soon”

NTUC FairpriceNTUC Fairprice
Senior Executives
19 Aug 2021

“If you have a good boss then things could be good but it’s rare.”

30 Jul 2021

“Best company to work and I will recommend to join.the best part is its management which is very supportive in nature”

Gao Ji FoodGao Ji Food
21 Jun 2021

“In recent years there are new managers here that are understanding and nice to work with.”

17 Aug 2021

“The way I used to get the response at time my interview was great and I really appreciate this.”

Premiere Digital ServicesPremiere Digital Services
Senior Executive
17 Mar 2021

“Premiere is one of the most welcoming and inclusive organisations I have joined in my career.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior executive

The most similar professions to senior executive are:
  • President
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Ceo
  • Senior Leadership

The most common qualifications to become a senior executive is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.