$155,095
Avg. Salary
$51.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$25,507

Profit Sharing

$10,288

Commission

$22,500

The average pay for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is $51.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is $155,095 per year.

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$0$297K
Salary $91,051 - $247,392
Bonus $3,090 - $81,557
Profit Sharing $3,033 - $49,665
Commission $22,500
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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$93,161 - $297,307
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,100
Hourly Data $0$168
Hourly Rate $15.86 - $169
Overtime $0.21 - $88.08
Annual Data $0$297K
Bonus $3,090 - $81,557
Commission $22,500
Profit Sharing $3,033 - $49,665
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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$93,161 - $297,307
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Job Description for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

In the 21st century, one of the most important operational aspects to any large enterprise is their ability to construct, maintain, and upgrade their information technology framework. This accounts for a large amount of expense, and it usually requires teams of skilled professionals to work together. In organizations that are large enough, these information systems operations are all managed by a high-level executive officer called the chief information officer (CIO).

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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.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Pay By Employer

$0$204K

U.S. Army
10 profiles
$116,381

$172,952

Common Career Paths for Chief Information Officer (CIO)


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Many Chief Information Officers transition into upper-level roles like Chief Operating Officer. However, Chief Operating Officers do report a slightly lower median income of $139K per year.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chief Information Officer (CIO)


Survey results imply that Chief Information Officers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategy, Leadership, Software Development Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in IT Management are similarly competent in Strategic Planning and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Information Officer (CIO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Information Officer (CIO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 252 salaries. An experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 1,029 salaries. A Chief Information Officer (CIO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $181,000 based on 1,028 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $167,394

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Chief Information Officers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Chief Information Officers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+32 percent), New York (+26 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), and Houston (+25 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Information Officer (CIO)?

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Austin:
"Great Rewards Await Those Who Master the Balancing Act."
Pros: I really get to make a difference. Setting the goals and strategy of an organization that has a mission to provide public service can be incredibly rewarding. My group provides technology services that make our agency's operational staff more efficient and effective. When they perform better then the public benefits.
Cons: It is absolutely impossible to keep up with demand and to satisfy the desires of my internal customers. Our business units have real needs (and perceived needs) that I just can't get to.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Cold Spring Harbor:
"The management."
Pros: I am working in an area and with people that is very satisfactory and rewarding.
Cons: Nothing in particular.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Shawano:
"100 day plan."
Build out a 100 day plan to present during your interview or your first week on the job.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Chantilly:
"Get the Big Picture Fast -- Avoid the Weeds."
Get and overall picture of the systems, software, infrastructure and your teams current skills, talents, and responsibilities as soon as possible. Simultaneously work to understand the you Company's strategic objectives so that technology and systems can be aligned appropriately. Work hard to not get sucked down into the weeds of the daily problems that your team will be consumed with.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Bloomfield Hills:
"Work smart and hard."
Work smart. Think outside the box and find easier ways to do the same thing but also work hard if that is what it takes until you can figure out how to work smarter.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Provo:
"CIO."
Find out what is really important to the organization. Then let them know how that can be supported from the IT side. Include security, and lots of training. Even simple things can go a long way. Don't assume people know something, and let them know when you don't. Nobody expects you to know everything. Just be able to get them an accurate and timely response to things you don't know already.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Philadelphia:
"Nature of the CEO's leadership style."
Thoroughly understand the needs of your peer CXOs.

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Key Stats for Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 546 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
55%

Experience Affects Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$167,000

▼6%

▼26%

▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 546 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 7%