An Entry-Level Chief Information Officer (CIO) earns an average salary of $119,014 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Leadership, Budget Management, and Strategy.

$51,023 - $182,723
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $119,013
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$18.42 - $40.69
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,023 - $182,723  
   
Bonus
$500 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$26.17 - $39,732  
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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$51,136 - $204,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$500 - $50,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$26.17 - $39,732  
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).
)
$51,136 - $204,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Woodland Hills:
"Don’t sell yourself cheap!"
Set a minimum for yourself before accepting an offer from your employer and never go below that line.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Shawano:
"100 day plan."
Build out a 100 day plan to present during your interview or your first week on the job.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Chantilly:
"Get the Big Picture Fast -- Avoid the Weeds."
Get and overall picture of the systems, software, infrastructure and your teams current skills, talents, and responsibilities as soon as possible. Simultaneously work to understand the you Company's strategic objectives so that technology and systems can be aligned appropriately. Work hard to not get sucked down into the weeds of the daily problems that your team will be consumed with.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Bloomfield Hills:
"Work smart and hard."
Work smart. Think outside the box and find easier ways to do the same thing but also work hard if that is what it takes until you can figure out how to work smarter.

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Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 26%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

Strategy
up arrow 22%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$121,000

Software Development Management
up arrow 1%

IT Management
up arrow 5%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 11%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 23%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 28%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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