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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Software Architecture skills

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills , with median pay hovering around $165K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $61K and $50K, respectively — total cash payment to Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills can bottom out near $104K or peak near $256K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$99,532 - $208,024
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National Salary Data

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$99,532 - $208,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $61,181  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $50,335  
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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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$103,757 - $255,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $108K per year. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $165K. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $178K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills in search of higher pay head east. Boston, New York, and Washington all offer salaries above the national rate. The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Francisco.

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$165,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%