Experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

Experienced Chief Information Officers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $151K per year on average. In the world of Experienced Chief Information Officers, overall income ranges from $97K near the bottom to $254K at the top; this can include more than $67K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Experienced Chief Information Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$95,485 - $219,066
$95K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $151,029
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$18.25 - $69.04
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MEDIAN: $42.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$95,485 - $219,066  
   
Bonus
$3,005 - $67,103  
Profit Sharing
$3,314 - $30,410  
Commission
$22,500  
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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$97,174 - $253,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$47.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,005 - $67,103  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,314 - $30,410  
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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$97,174 - $253,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $156,654

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Experienced Chief Information Officers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Experienced Chief Information Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+43 percent), Houston (+28 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), and Dallas (+22 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Louisville and 3 percent less in Nashville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
10-19 years
65%
20 years or more
35%
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Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Strategy
▲18%

Software Development Management
▲6%

▲5%



IT Management
▼0%

National Average
$157,000



Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼5%


Strategic Project Management
▼8%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼21%

Network Management / Administration
▼23%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 6%