Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is $142,609 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Leadership, Software Development Management, Strategic Planning, and Budget Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary (?
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$81,226 - $219,521
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MEDIAN: $142,609
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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary (?
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$14.54 - $143.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$81,226 - $219,521  
   
Bonus
$1,247 - $69,298  
Profit Sharing
$2,547 - $45,839  
Commission
$4,913 - $51,395  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$81,718 - $269,033  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,887
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $143.61  
   
Overtime
$1.17 - $175.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$1,247 - $69,298  
   
Commission
$4,913 - $51,395  
Profit Sharing
$2,547 - $45,839  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$81,718 - $269,033  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The role of the Chief Information Officer is to provide guidance and direction to the development and operation of their organization’s information technology infrastructure. The Chief Information Officer is the senior executive who has the responsibility for establishing, coordinating, and evaluating information technology (IT) strategy and policy for their organization. The ability to implement both short-term and long-range planning is central to company's IT growth and success.
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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tasks
  • Provide technical expertise and industry knowledge to support sales and marketing efforts.
  • Oversee and evaluates IT operations.
  • Communicate at a senior level of the organization.
  • Establish, coordinate and evaluate information technology strategies for key products and services.
  • Oversee management of IT personnel and development teams.

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Experience Affects Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

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$152,000

Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

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$152,000
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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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