Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Software Architecture skills

Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $154K) surpassing six figures annually. With some bonuses approaching $67K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $61K, overall incomes of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills spread between $102K and $258K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$98,840 - $213,818
(Median)
$99K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $153,827
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$98,840 - $213,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,841  
Profit Sharing
$2,417 - $60,820  
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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$102,207 - $258,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $112K per year. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills bring in $168K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $185K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, 20 percent higher than the national average. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, San Francisco is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (6 percent less) and Seattle (4 percent less).

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

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$169,000


Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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