Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

Average pay for a Experienced Chief Information Officer is considerable, rounding six figures at $146K per year. With some bonuses approaching $60K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $31K, overall incomes of Experienced Chief Information Officers spread between $89K and $257K depending on individual performance. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Experienced Chief Information Officers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Chief Information Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,371 - $213,479
(Median)
$87K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $146,035
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$28.65 - $143.91
(Median)
$29
$73
$140
MEDIAN: $73.00
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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
$87,371 - $213,479  
   
Bonus
$1,521 - $59,614  
Profit Sharing
$3,924 - $30,639  
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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$89,370 - $256,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,603
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$28.65 - $143.91  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $118.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,521 - $59,614  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,924 - $30,639  
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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$89,370 - $256,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Chief Information Officers, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Experienced Chief Information Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+31 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), San Francisco (+26 percent), and Dallas (+23 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 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
$154,000

IT Management
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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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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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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