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Chief Executives in California

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-2% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
2,840 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Chief Executives Work in California?

In 2018, there were 30,290 Chief Executives working in the state.

There were 30,430 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chief Executives in CA Employment Trend

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

Chief Executives in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are declining at a rate of 2.3% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Chief Executives: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,840 annual job openings, and a total of 41,600 jobs for California 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 California?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $105,340 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $50.64 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $100 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

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

Chief Executives Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California 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
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,440 $208,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,040 $208,000
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 2,820 $145,490
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,720 $208,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,620 $189,820
Fresno, CA 430 $169,170
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 430 $208,000
Santa Rosa, CA 360 $197,240
Bakersfield, CA 320 $203,640
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 300 $159,840
Stockton-Lodi, CA 280 $207,800
Salinas, CA 260 $194,980
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 200 $153,320
Modesto, CA 200 $180,210
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 190 $169,740
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 160 $197,730
Visalia-Porterville, CA 150 $194,140
Napa, CA 140 $208,000
Redding, CA 110 $105,740
Merced, CA 70 $208,000
Chico, CA 70 $158,210
Yuba City, CA 60 $185,670
El Centro, CA 50 $208,000
Madera, CA 40 $148,810
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 30 $184,910

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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