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Chief Executives in Alabama

Is Alabama a good place for you to work as a Chief Executive?

-4% Jobs Projection
$189,920 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

While jobs for Chief Executives in Alabama are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Chief Executives in Alabama is expected to decrease.

  • Chief Executives in Alabama earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in Alabama?

1,390 people worked as Chief Executives in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,120 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means Alabama has fewer Chief Executives than average.


Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are declining at a rate of 4.2% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.9%.


Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 1,830 jobs for Alabama Chief Executives in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $79,530 to $208,000 with $189,920 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.24 to $100. The median hourly rate was $91.31.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $94.45 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $3.14.

The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Alabama Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 $208,000
Huntsville, AL 170 $208,000
Mobile, AL 130 $208,000
Montgomery, AL 120 $176,260
Columbus, GA-AL 90 $198,380
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 80 $120,690
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 $129,170
Dothan, AL 40 $170,220

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

View the list below to see where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000


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