April 12, 2019
Understanding the potential range of CEO compensation requires a detailed look beyond the median—the point at which half of CEOs earn more and half earn less. The chart below analyzes salary range while factoring in two of the most consistent drivers of CEO pay: the size (measured by annual revenue) of the association and whether it is a trade group or professional society.
Pay ranges are shown in two groupings, the middle 50% and middle 80%. The middle 50% is the range between the 25th and 75th percentiles, where half of all CEO pay is found, excluding both the highest-paid 25% of CEOs and the lowest-paid 25%.
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Pay ranges for CEOs at $12M+ groups