Yep, I know; do a search and you can find average salaries for almost any job, but I thought this might be of interest considering the growing significance of the CMO career positions. The point is, for this job and most others there are sources that can tell you, before your interview, typical compensation ranges. (We link to the sources credited and quoted.)
Do your research and you will find averages, highest and lowest salaries, and even some listings by city. I saw listings and estimates as high as $850,000 and as low as $38,000 for CMOs. The average (depending on what you read) is $145-$180K. There are other things to take into account, including bonus and profit- sharing, to find the total compensation package. Don’t take one source as gospel; try to find the average for your industry in your geographic area.
To wet your appetite, Payscale.com reports stats of:
Salary $76,679 - $243,384
Bonus $974 - $98,238
Profit Sharing $5,000 - $40,000
But before we get into more sources and estimated compensation, let’s be sure we are talking about