Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Leadership Skills Salary

On average, Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills earn six-figure salaries ($160K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills varies from around $95K to approximately $295K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $77K and $41K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Work is enjoyable for Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$93,622 - $244,860
(Median)
$94K
$160K
$240K
MEDIAN: $160,060
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$93,622 - $244,860  
   
Bonus
$2,476 - $76,790  
Profit Sharing
$3,984 - $40,851  
Commission
$10,500  
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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$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.


Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $133K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $134K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chief Information Officers with Leadership skills make a median salary of $167K. 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
$175,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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