Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($161K) annually. In the world of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, overall income ranges from $97K near the bottom to $274K at the top; this can include more than $80K from bonuses and more than $51K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$92,504 - $235,960
$93K
$160K
$240K
MEDIAN: $160,865
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$54.38 - $125.00
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MEDIAN: $82.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$92,504 - $235,960  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $79,733  
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $50,684  
Total Pay (?
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$96,796 - $273,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$82.00  
   
Overtime
$54.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,980 - $79,733  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $50,684  
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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$96,796 - $273,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Chief Technology Officer (CTO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 187 salaries. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 149 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $175,919

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, 39 percent above the national average. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+31 percent), Portland (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and New York (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$176,000

▼4%

▼19%

Entry-Level
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%