Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

Experienced Chief Information Officers can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $148K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Experienced Chief Information Officers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $63K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $36K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $92K and $265K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Chief Information Officers. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Chief Information Officers (89 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$90,564 - $220,311
(Median)
$91K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $148,412
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$27.86 - $141.02
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$90,564 - $220,311  
   
Bonus
$2,004 - $63,280  
Profit Sharing
$3,895 - $36,329  
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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$91,685 - $264,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.86 - $141.02  
   
Overtime
$33.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,004 - $63,280  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,895 - $36,329  
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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$91,685 - $264,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $155,213

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Experienced Chief Information Officers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Experienced Chief Information Officers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+36 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), and Houston (+26 percent).

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Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Strategy
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Budget Management
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Software Development Management
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National Average
$155,000

IT Management
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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SQL
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Microsoft Office
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Network Management / Administration
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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