A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) earns an average salary of $141,473 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Leadership and Product Development. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Total Pay (?
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$80,772 - $203,825
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MEDIAN: $141,473
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Total Pay (?
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$14.32 - $127.41
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MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$80,772 - $203,825  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $51,653  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $46,150  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,965  
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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$82,757 - $242,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $127.41  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $97.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,005 - $51,653  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $50,965  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $46,150  
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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$82,757 - $242,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,807
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Job Description for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
The Chief Technology Officer's job is to develop and enact new technology within their firm. The CTO's main focus is the design, implementation and vision of the firm’s technologies. Some of the key areas of the Chief Technology Officers job include setting the standard for technology development within the firm. Hiring employees with skills that will help bring about this technology vision. The Chief Technology Officers also works within the firms many departments to ensure that the flow of information is working at an efficient level. This includes all company software issues and hardware issues. One of the skills that the Chief Technology Officer must possess is an excellent communication and negation skills that will allow for an ease of discussion when discussing company related issues with stockholders, regulators and outside business professionals. The Chief Technology Officers will also exhibit superior leadership and management skills.
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Tasks
  • Monitor management of all hardware, software, databases and licenses, maintenance, and projections of future needs.
  • Define technology strategies and ensure that processes meet expectations for federal, state and community privacy and security.
  • Contribute to senior management team, guiding strategic decisions and resource allocation.
  • Lead technology teams in day-to-day operations, provide key expertise, supervise the heads of departments, and set performance goals.
  • Conduct technical reviews of products or solutions to compare and evaluate their applicability.
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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

National Average
$151,000

Skills That Affect Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

National Average
$151,000
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
38%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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