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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Software Architecture skills

Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $153K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, overall income ranges from $102K near the bottom to $261K at the top; this can include more than $65K from bonuses and more than $70K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$98,753 - $216,311
(Median)
$99K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $152,979
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$98,753 - $216,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $65,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $70,000  
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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$102,062 - $261,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 382

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Software Architecture skills

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


Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $114K. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills see a median salary of $167K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $184K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston, New York, and Washington — America's eastern region — boast salaries above the national rate for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills. In San Francisco, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Software Architecture skills Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$168,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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