Small Business Executive Compensation Survey
The survey found that small business CEOs/partners/owners in the District of Columbia earn $395,000 annually - more than 2.5 times as much as their counterparts in Oklahoma. The remaining top five states for pay for this position were New York, Tennessee, Massachusetts and California, which paid from $296,600 to $321,800. States with the lowest pay ranges were Nebraska, Kansas, Maine, South Carolina and Oklahoma, which paid from $141,100 to $188,800.
CEO/partner/owner compensation varies across industries as well, with the manufacturing industry paying its CEOs/partners/owners $254,700, or 8% higher than the national median, and several industries paying well below the national median. For example, the retail trade industry pays $169,500 (38% lower than the national median), the construction industry pays $190,000 (23% lower) and the healthcare and social assistance industry pays $210,000 (11% lower).
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