Experienced Chief Information Officers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($150K) annually. Total cash earnings of Experienced Chief Information Officers range from $97K on the low end to $255K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $64K and $29K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$94,900 - $222,268
(Median)
$95K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $150,148
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$19.57 - $102.13
(Median)
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$44
$100
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$94,900 - $222,268  
   
Bonus
$2,573 - $64,337  
Profit Sharing
$3,440 - $29,003  
Commission
$30,000  
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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$96,559 - $255,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,093
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$47.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,573 - $64,337  
   
Commission
$30,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,440 - $29,003  
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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$96,559 - $255,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $155,573

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Chief Information Officers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Experienced Chief Information Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), Miami (+35 percent), Dallas (+28 percent), and Houston (+27 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis.

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Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Strategy
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Budget Management
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Strategic Planning
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Software Development Management
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IT Management
0%

National Average
$156,000

Project Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Strategic Project Management
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 24%

Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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