Chief Operating Officer Salary

The average salary for a Chief Operating Officer in the UK is:


Job profile for a Chief Operating Officer

Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's operational policies, objectives, initiatives. Responsible for the attainment of short- and long-term financial and operational goals. Directs the development of the organization to ensure future growth. Usually at least 15 years of experience in the field. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to chief executive officer.

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Chief Operating Officer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £66,666.

The average salary in 2009 was £83,000, based on 12 respondents (a difference of 25% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £95,904, based on 27 respondents (a difference of 16% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £114,556, based on 9 respondents (a difference of 19% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £101,333, based on 12 respondents (a difference of -12% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Chief Operating Officer based on all salary survey responses is: £100,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Chief Operating Officer is £50.48.

Assorted Chief Operating Officer Salary Information

£110,000East of England21-January-16
£101,000East of England16-May-13
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Graph of Chief Operating Officer salary data

Chief Operating Officer Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Chief Operating Officer job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£88844 $138596.64 North West
£110046 $171671.76 London
£80768 $125998.08 Yorkshire and North East
£87835 $137022.6 South West
£103988 $162221.28 South East
£85816 $133872.96 Scotland
£90864 $141747.84 Northern Ireland
£84806 $132297.36 Wales
£93892 $146471.52 Midlands
£83796 $130721.76 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Chief Operating Officer, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £75,720 for a worker in their 20s, £98,940 (30s), £117,113 (40s) and £117,113 (50s).
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