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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary with Leadership skills

Compensation for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($167K). Total cash compensation for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills runs from $100K to $303K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $78K and profit sharing that can reach almost $39K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$98,962 - $247,063
MEDIAN: $167,248

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$98,962 - $247,063  
$2,936 - $77,923  
Profit Sharing
$3,936 - $38,783  
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).
$99,864 - $302,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 755

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Leadership skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $122K per year. On average, Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills make $175K following one to two decades on the job. Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $200K.

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Experience Affects Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Leadership skills Salaries

National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 5%