Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Software Architecture Skills Salary

On average, Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills earn six-figure salaries ($159K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation to Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills bottoms out near $99K and approaches $284K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $78K from bonuses and almost $50K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,086 - $239,449
$96K
$160K
$240K
MEDIAN: $159,296
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$30.13 - $244.68
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$0$283K
Salary $96,086 - $239,449
Bonus $1,987 - $78,324
Profit Sharing $4,932 - $50,200
Commission $17,500
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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$98,680 - $283,795
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 341
Hourly Data $0$244
Hourly Rate $30.13 - $244.68
Overtime $54.04
Annual Data $0$283K
Bonus $1,987 - $78,324
Commission $17,500
Profit Sharing $4,932 - $50,200
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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$98,680 - $283,795
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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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: $177,448

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+30 percent), Portland (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Seattle (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
46%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

▲10%

National Average
$177,000

▼5%

▼20%

Entry-Level
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%
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