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Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

Experienced Chief Information Officers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $144K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Experienced Chief Information Officers runs from $87K to $255K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $58K and profit sharing that can reach almost $31K. Job satisfaction for Experienced Chief Information Officers is high. There are far more male Experienced Chief Information Officers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$86,119 - $211,594
(Median)
$86K
$140K
$210K
MEDIAN: $144,391
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$27.86 - $141.02
(Median)
$28
$60
$140
MEDIAN: $60
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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
$86,119 - $211,594  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $58,152  
Profit Sharing
$3,425 - $30,534  
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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$87,355 - $255,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.86 - $141.02  
   
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,030 - $58,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,425 - $30,534  
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).
)
$87,355 - $255,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Experienced Chief Information Officers that is 43 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Chief Information Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+30 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), and Houston (+26 percent). Trailing the national average by 2 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries



Budget Management
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Software Development Management
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National Average
$152,000

IT Management
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Project Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Network Management / Administration
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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HTML
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Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%