Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Software Architecture skills

Salaries for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($154K) per year. Final cash compensation to Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills varies from around $102K to approximately $258K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $66K and $61K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$98,608 - $213,200

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Salary
$98,608 - $213,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,384  
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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$101,844 - $257,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $110K on average. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills bring in $168K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $185K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills in Boston 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 New York (+9 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). In San Francisco, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Cincinnati and 1 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 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
44%
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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