The average pay for a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is $144,144 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$94,712 - $293,760
MEDIAN: $144,144

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$94,712 - $293,760  
$0.00 - $59,180  
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$5,562 - $51,355  
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$98,597 - $307,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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Job Description for Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Chief investment officers (CIOs) are in charge of raising capital and negotiating investment deals on behalf of their company. They are responsible for managing fund portfolios to increase overall profits, as well as researching companies and investment options to identify the ones that will generate the most profit for their organization. They use their expertise in financial matters to contribute ideas on possible company spending actions and share important financial knowledge with other executives to help reach a consensus on investment options. CIOs develop strong business relationships with other organizations, as well as interact with finance professionals in a variety of settings such as while investing, negotiating, and making purchases.


Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Tasks

  • Design investment portfolios which reflect company goals.
  • Conduct or oversee analysis of investment portfolios.
  • Identify and reduce risk to company investment portfolios.
  • Make decisions about where to invest funds and make changes according to market conditions.

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Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Advice

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Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in New York:
"Use Platform To Facilitate Transparency."
Every investor makes mistakes, yet few admit it. Using mistakes as teaching lessons to inform future decisions is a critical message to articulate and apply to your particular investment style/mandate.

Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in Chicago:
"Watch out for fast talkers who never pay out on earned bonus."
Get commitments upfront for bonuses that are earned and how they are paid out.

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Experience Affects Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Salaries

Investment Management

National Average

Portfolio Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


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93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 5%