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. Cash earnings for Experienced Chief Information Officers — including $70K in bonuses and $30K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $96K to $255K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Experienced Chief Information Officers is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$94,029 - $220,653
$94K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $151,089
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$18.55 - $96.96
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$43
$97
MEDIAN: $42.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$94,029 - $220,653  
   
Bonus
$2,982 - $69,627  
Profit Sharing
$3,440 - $29,643  
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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$95,982 - $255,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,096
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$47.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,982 - $69,627  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,440 - $29,643  
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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$95,982 - $255,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $157,194

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For Experienced Chief Information Officers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Chief Information Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+46 percent), Houston (+29 percent), Miami (+28 percent), and San Francisco (+27 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent.

Key Stats for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
10-19 years
64%
20 years or more
36%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Strategy
▲19%

Software Development Management
▲7%

▲6%



IT Management
▼0%

National Average
$157,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼2%

Project Management
▼3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼5%

Strategic Project Management
▼6%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼6%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼8%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼10%

Network Management / Administration
▼23%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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