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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Product Development skills

Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $153K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills vary widely between $93K and $258K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $59K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$89,847 - $219,101
MEDIAN: $152,822

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$89,847 - $219,101  
$0.00 - $58,505  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $58,175  
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).
$92,572 - $257,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Product Development skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. During the first five years of their careers, Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills see a median income of $100K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $120K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $161K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $201K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Product Development skills Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%