Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Leadership Skills Salary

Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $161K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash earnings of Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills range from $99K on the low end to $287K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $78K and $49K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority (88 percent) of Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills who answered the questionnaire are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,006 - $234,433
$97K
$160K
$230K
MEDIAN: $160,603
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Salary
$97,006 - $234,433  
   
Bonus
$2,492 - $77,511  
Profit Sharing
$4,122 - $49,316  
Commission
$6,000  
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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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$99,402 - $286,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 705

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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $149K per year. For Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $164K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $197K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $173,575

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Home to some of the best pay for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills, New York offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+33 percent), Washington (+30 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), and Denver (+15 percent). Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 44 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (27 percent less and 24 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
53%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

▲13%

National Average
$174,000

▼5%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Mid-Career
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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