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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salary with Software Architecture skills

Average pay for a Chief Technology Officer with Software Architecture skills is considerable, rounding six figures at $153K per year. The range in cash compensation to Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills ($102K to $261K) includes potential earnings of $68K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$98,548 - $215,915
(Median)
$99K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $152,695
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$98,548 - $215,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $68,211  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $70,000  
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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$101,729 - $260,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $114K per year. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills see a median salary of $167K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $185K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, location is an influential factor in determining pay. American cities to the east — Boston, New York, and Washington — all offer salaries upward of the national average; in fact, these names represent the highest-paid cities for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills in the country. Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Francisco.

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$168,000


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
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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