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Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

Experienced Chief Information Officers see excellent average salaries — about $150K annually. Final cash compensation to Experienced Chief Information Officers varies from around $86K to approximately $252K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $58K and $31K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$84,596 - $206,607
(Median)
$85K
$140K
$210K
MEDIAN: $141,885
10%
50%
90%

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$25.03 - $140.30
(Median)
$25
$43
$140
MEDIAN: $42.00
10%
50%
90%

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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.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$84,596 - $206,607  
   
Bonus
$1,800 - $58,112  
Profit Sharing
$2,973 - $31,314  
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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$86,013 - $252,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,551
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$25.03 - $140.30  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $111.00  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,800 - $58,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,973 - $31,314  
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).
)
$86,013 - $252,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay Difference by Location


Experienced Chief Information Officers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Experienced Chief Information Officers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and Dallas (+26 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Skills That Affect Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 14%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 13%

Software Development Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$150,000

IT Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 14%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 18%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 19%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 21%

HTML
up arrow 22%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 29%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 34%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%