What does a Chief Operating Officer do?

Chief Operating Officer Salaries

Average Base Pay

HK$1,650,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: HK$2M
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Chief Operating Officer Career Path

Learn how to become a Chief Operating Officer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Chief Operating Officer
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Years of Experience Distribution

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2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Read what Chief Operating Officer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Chief of Staff
31 Mar 2021

“It’s incredibly flexible and understanding of the need/desire to be committed to both career and other parts of life.”

Chief Operating Officer
9 Feb 2021

“I have a great team that surrounds me and is the key to our success.”

Actev Motors
Chief Operating Officer
23 Apr 2021

“Excellent product without matching marketing and social media promotion is a major shortcoming in this day and age.”

Arise VascularArise Vascular
Chief Operating Officer
6 Oct 2022

“I learned a lot and was given many opportunities to take on tasks that helped my career.”

Chief Operating Officer
11 Aug 2021

“The pay isn’t the best considering other companies pay way more for the same role.”

Human AgencyHuman Agency
Chief of Staff
18 Jan 2022

“It is a great place to work and bring ones' skillsets to the market in order to do good by doing well.”

Carolina Recording Systems
Chief Operating Officer
1 Dec 2021

“CRS is passionate about serving customers and making sure that employees find meaning and purpose in both their career and life.”

Check Point Software TechnologiesCheck Point Software Technologies
Chief Operating Officer
8 Mar 2022

“i don't relly like the job and the people was nice and boring”

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Chief Operating Officer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of chief operating officers

The typical day of a chief operating officer (COO) is spent overseeing the operations of other departments, including sales, marketing, production, and research and development. The COO works closely with the CEO as second-in-command, handling a diverse range of tasks throughout the day.

Chief operating officers have a broad range of responsibilities that can keep their work interesting. At the level of a COO, employees enjoy the benefits of a top rank in the company. One advantage of being a chief operating officer is the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the business.

The average pay for chief operating officers is HK$1,650,000 a year. The highest paying industries are typically professional, scientific, and technical services and manufacturing. To become a COO, you must have extensive managerial experience. Holding a master's degree may increase your earnings potential.

Working as a chief operating officer requires an intimate knowledge of the operating system, organizational structure, and business plan of a company. This requires a lot of knowledge and responsibility, which can create a high-pressure work environment. Another challenge of being a COO is working long hours, as this is a crucial job with a lot of responsibility.

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