Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Software Architecture skills

On average, Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills earn six-figure salaries ($153K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, total cash compensation can vary between $102K and $259K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $68K and $61K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$98,580 - $213,842
(Median)
$99K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $153,138
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Salary
$98,580 - $213,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $68,106  
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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$101,575 - $259,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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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. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $112K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $168K. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $185K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Francisco, 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and San Diego (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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

Late-Career
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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 89 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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