Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Leadership Skills Salary

Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $158K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills, total cash compensation can vary between $98K and $289K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $77K and $51K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills is high. Male Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$96,039 - $235,197
$96K
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MEDIAN: $157,935
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$96,039 - $235,197  
   
Bonus
$2,923 - $77,287  
Profit Sharing
$4,146 - $50,965  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$98,351 - $288,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 751

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Information Officer (CIO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Information Officer (CIO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 360 salaries. A Chief Information Officer (CIO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 379 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $169,930

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills, 43 percent above the national average. Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+36 percent), Washington (+32 percent), Atlanta (+32 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 43 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Indianapolis and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
53%
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Experience Affects Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

▲16%

National Average
$170,000

▼3%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 5%
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