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Understanding Association CEO Salary Ranges

A de facto minimum wage exists for CEOs leading organizations of all sizes

The statistical bottom wage for an association CEO is around the 10th percentile of peer organizations, according to new research from ASAE's Executive Compensation Study (ECS) team.

For a chief staff executive running an organization with annual revenue between $3.5 million and $5 million, that's $177,035. For CEOs leading larger groups —$7.5 million to $10 million in revenue—it's $237,814.

The10th percentile—where 90 percent of CEOs are paid more—is a point where compensation distribution slows and begins to cluster, earning it the moniker "de facto minimum wage."

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