The average pay for an Entry-Level Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is $101,405 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are C# and Leadership.

$58,513 - $177,633
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$10.00 - $42.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,513 - $177,633  
   
Bonus
$998 - $30,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $50,167  
Total Pay (?
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$49,965 - $191,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $42.25  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$998 - $30,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $50,167  
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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$49,965 - $191,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Pocatello:
"Understanding over all Vision and Needs."
When I have been successful it is when I understand the needs and perspective from each of our departments. As I have done this it helps me in making decisions on product development and priorities. It also helps me understand the needs when consulting other departments on the use of technology.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Philadelphia:
"Computers Are A Means, Not An End."
It is easy to get caught up in the details of new technologies, but a good CTO is always mindful of how it advances the objectives of the business. Never allow the technology to dictate company objectives; rather, company objectives need to dictate the technology.

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Skills That Affect Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

C#
up arrow 18%

Leadership
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Software Architecture
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C++
up arrow 8%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

IT Management
0%

Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$102,000

C# Programming Language
up arrow 5%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 6%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 7%

PHP
up arrow 14%

HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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