Average Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary

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The average salary for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is $158,851.
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$94k - $249k
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$3k - $51k
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$96k - $302k

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Job Description for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tasks
  • Establish, coordinate and evaluate information technology strategies for key products and services.
  • Oversee management of IT personnel and development teams.
  • Communicate at a senior level of the organization.
  • Provide technical expertise and industry knowledge to support sales and marketing efforts.
  • Oversee and evaluates IT operations.

Job Satisfaction for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

4.2 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Chief Information Officer (CIO) are from the companies U.S. Army, General Electric Co (GE) and Not Named. Reported salaries are highest at Shady Grove Fertility where the average pay is $175,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Not Named, earning around $174,857 and $140,000, respectively. U.S. Army pays the lowest at around $116,923. Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio and Palmer College of Chiropractic also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $121,668 and $123,295, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Skills in Leadership and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, IT Security & Infrastructure and IT Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

An entry-level Chief Information Officer (CIO) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $100,760 based on 21 salaries. An early career Chief Information Officer (CIO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,916 based on 196 salaries. A mid-career Chief Information Officer (CIO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $129,987 based on 254 salaries. An experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $156,131 based on 1,160 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $176,836.
Employees with Chief Information Officer (CIO) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 27.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (22.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (20.8% more).

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