According to PayScale, a CEO can expect to earn between $98,000 and $303,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $182,000. PayScale notes this salary is highly dependent on experience, with CEOs with 20 years’ experience or more earning up to $75,000 more than CEOs with less than five years’ experience, and that CEOs often receive a proportion of their income through profit-sharing.
In other management roles, PayScale reports a general manager can expect to earn between $65,000 and $132,000 per year, and an operations manager can expect to earn between $65,000 and $103,000. Salaries for these roles are similarly dependent on experience.
Job Outlook notes that a very high proportion of managers are employed in full-time work – approximately 93 per cent of all general managers and 89 per cent of all CEOs are working full-time.