Entry-Level Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

An Entry-Level Chief Information Officer (CIO) earns an average salary of $105,373 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Strategy, Software Development Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Budget Management.

$52,504 - $177,608
MEDIAN: $105,372

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$52,504 - $177,608  
$0.00 - $46,084  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $48,936  
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).
$51,466 - $203,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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

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Software Development Management
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Strategic Planning
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Budget Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Project Management
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IT Management

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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Job Satisfaction

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based on 41 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%