Correct Answer:  C – $201,000

The average base salary for CEOs of companies with revenues up to $5 million based on third party survey data is $201,000.  Total cash compensation is $253,438, including bonus and other incentives.  The information is based national data.  Location, revenues and industry all are factors that may adjust these numbers for your specific business.

Survey data was provided by Cassandra Faurote, CCP, SPHR, president of Total Reward Solutions based in Indianapolis.