The average pay for an Entry-Level Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is $100,247 per year. A skill in C# is associated with high pay for this job.

$58,217 - $180,615
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MEDIAN: $100,247
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$9.97 - $53.33
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MEDIAN: $19.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,217 - $180,615  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $48,936  
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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$48,609 - $196,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $53.33  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,007 - $48,936  
   
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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$48,609 - $196,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Woodinville:
"Be as good as you can and let your employees be better."
The paradox of being a CTO is that you need to be very smart, and simultaneously the dumbest guy in the room. Yes, be good, and smart, and efficient and qualified; but hire folks who are smarter, better, more efficient and more qualified than you are.

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.

Key Stats for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
36%
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Skills That Affect Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

C#
up arrow 19%

C++
up arrow 9%

Software Architecture
up arrow 8%

Leadership
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 6%

IT Management
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$101,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Product Development
up arrow 5%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 11%

PHP
up arrow 15%

HTML
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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