An Entry-Level Chief Information Officer (CIO) earns an average salary of $117,778 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Leadership, Budget Management, Strategy, and Project Management.

$51,360 - $181,072
$51K
$120K
$180K
MEDIAN: $117,778
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$24.38 - $70.00
$38
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,360 - $181,072  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $49,493  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $40,268  
Total Pay (?
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$51,819 - $204,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$38.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $49,493  
   
Profit Sharing
$973 - $40,268  
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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$51,819 - $204,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
34%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 25%

Budget Management
up arrow 24%

Strategy
up arrow 22%

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Software Development Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$120,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

IT Management
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 10%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 13%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 19%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 28%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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