Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Leadership Skills Salary

Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills see excellent average salaries — about $160K annually. Total cash compensation for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills runs from $95K to $295K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $77K and profit sharing that can reach almost $41K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$93,622 - $244,860
MEDIAN: $160,060

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$93,622 - $244,860  
$2,476 - $76,790  
Profit Sharing
$3,984 - $40,851  
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).
$94,809 - $295,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,053
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $133K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $167K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $198K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 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: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%