The average base salary for a CEO is $338,300 per year, an uptick of 1.6 percent from last year, according to the Executive Compensation 2011/2012 survey by Compdata Surveys.

Chief financial officers are also experiencing pay increases of 1.7 percent to $201,800, the survey finds. Presidents are now compensated $248,600, a growth from $241,900 in 2010. The average salary for treasurers hits $172,600, a 2.7 percent increase. Vice presidents are also earning more, at 2.1 percent above 2010 level.

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