Chief Executives
SOC: 11-1011.00

Description:

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
343,400 employed

Projected (2024):
339,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Aeronautics Commission Director
  • Agricultural Services Director
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assistance Program Administrator
  • Arts and Humanities Council Director
  • Bakery Manager
  • Bank President
  • Book Publisher
  • Brokerage Office Manager
  • Bureau Chief
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Development Officer
  • Business Enterprise Officer
  • Business Executive
  • Cemetery Manager
  • Chairman
  • Chancellor
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Warden
  • City Administrator
  • City Manager
  • City Superintendent
  • City Superintendent of Schools
  • City Supervisor
  • Classification and Treatment Director
  • College President
  • Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • Community Services and Health Education Officer
  • Compliance Director
  • Conservation of Resources Commissioner
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Corporate Administrator
  • Corporate Executive
  • Corporate Manager
  • Corporate Officer
  • Corporate Planner
  • Corporation Officer
  • Correctional Agency Director
  • Council On Aging Director
  • County Administrator
  • County Commissioner
  • County Superintendent of Schools
  • County Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Department Store Manager
  • Deputy District Customs Director
  • Deputy Insurance Commissioner
  • Director of Vital Statistics
  • District Customs Director
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Educational Institution President
  • Election Assistant
  • Employment Research and Planning Director
  • Employment Services Director
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Executive Administrator
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Vice President (EVP)
  • Federal Aid Coordinator
  • Field Representatives Director
  • Financial Institution President
  • Financial Responsibility Division Director
  • Financial Secretary
  • Fire Chief
  • Fishery Division Chief
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foundation Director
  • Government Service Executive
  • Governor
  • Harbor Master
  • Health Commissioner
  • Highway Commissioner
  • Housing Management Officer
  • Institution Director
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • International Accounting User Representative
  • Irrigation Tax Assessor-Collector
  • Labor Commissioner
  • Labor Standards Director
  • Law Enforcement Director
  • Licensing and Registration Director
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Liquor Commissioner
  • Liquor Stores and Agencies Supervisor
  • Mayor
  • Media Executive
  • Medical Facilities Section Director
  • Music Executive
  • Music Publisher
  • Newspaper Publisher
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Operations Vice President
  • Park Superintendent
  • Police Commissioner
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Officer
  • President
  • President of the United States
  • Private Sector Executive
  • Program Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Public Health Director
  • Public Works Commissioner
  • Public Works Director
  • Railroad Commissioner
  • Recreation Superintendent
  • Regional Wildlife Agent
  • Regulated Program Manager
  • Regulatory Agency Director
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Relocation Commissioner
  • Revenue Director
  • Road Commissioner
  • Roads Supervisor
  • Safety Council Director
  • Sanitation Superintendent
  • School Commissioner
  • Secretary of State
  • Software Publisher
  • State Assessed Properties Director
  • State Board of Nursing Executive Secretary
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • State Superintendent of Schools
  • Store Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Supervisor
  • Tax Commissioner
  • Top Executive
  • Township Supervisor
  • Traffic Safety Administrator
  • Translation Director
  • Treasurer
  • U.S. Commissioner
  • Unemployment Insurance Director
  • University President
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Vice President
  • Water Commissioner
  • Welfare Director


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Confer with board members, organization officials, or staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems.
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
  • Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity.
  • Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.
  • Direct or coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities.
  • Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
  • Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
  • Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans or activities, the selection of directors or other high-level staff, or establishment or organization of major departments.
  • Preside over or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards.
  • Prepare or present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes or rulings, or other items affecting businesses or program services.
  • Establish departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites.
  • Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems.
  • Coordinate the development or implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, or other administrative control processes.
  • Direct non-merchandising departments, such as advertising, purchasing, credit, or accounting.
  • Deliver speeches, write articles, or present information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, or accomplish objectives.
  • Serve as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations.
  • Nominate citizens to boards or commissions.
  • Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals.
  • Make presentations to legislative or other government committees regarding policies, programs, or budgets.
  • Refer major policy matters to elected representatives for final decisions.
  • Administer programs for selection of sites, construction of buildings, or provision of equipment or supplies.
  • Direct or coordinate activities of businesses involved with buying or selling investment products or financial services.
  • Direct or conduct studies or research on issues affecting areas of responsibility.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of municipal councils or council committees.
  • Organize or approve promotional campaigns.
  • Conduct or direct investigations or hearings to resolve complaints or violations of laws or testify at such hearings.
  • Represent organizations or promote their objectives at official functions or delegate representatives to do so.
  • Prepare bylaws approved by elected officials and ensure that bylaws are enforced.
  • Review and analyze legislation, laws, or public policy and recommend changes to promote or support interests of the general population or special groups.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Smartphones
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • AdSense Tracker
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • ComputerEase Construction Accounting
  • Database reporting software
  • Databox software
  • Email software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Exact Software Macola ES Labor Performance
  • Graphic presentation software
  • Halogen e360
  • Halogen ePraisal
  • HCSS HeavyBid
  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • Human resource information system HRIS software
  • Infor SSA Human Capital Management
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Listserv software
  • Lyris HQ Web-Analytics Solution
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft FRx
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Nedstat Sitestat
  • Norchard Solutions Succession Wizard
  • Online advertising reporting software
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle Siebel Server Sync
  • Sage Peachtree software
  • SAP software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020