Average Chief Data Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Chief Data Officer is $179,817.
MEDIAN $179,817
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$116k - $252k
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$14k - $90k
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$116k - $320k

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Popular Skills for Chief Data Officer

Skills in Data Management, Big Data Analytics, Strategic Project Management and Change Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Data Officer

An early career Chief Data Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $168,809 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Chief Data Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $177,994 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Chief Data Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $183,507 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $185,702.
Employees with Chief Data Officer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.8% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.3% less), Washington, District of Columbia (10.3% less) and Riverside, California (8.2% less).

Years of Experience

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