Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Product Development Skills Salary

Generous salaries abound for Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills , with average pay above six figures ($153K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $61K and $51K, respectively — total cash payment to Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills can bottom out near $91K or peak near $266K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$89,250 - $239,580
$89K
$160K
$240K
MEDIAN: $159,686
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50%
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$24.57 - $178.04
$82
MEDIAN: $81.61
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$0$282K
Salary $89,250 - $239,580
Bonus $990 - $75,760
Profit Sharing $2,936 - $51,064
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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$91,359 - $282,418
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 369
Hourly Data $0$178
Hourly Rate $81.61
Overtime $17.00
Annual Data $0$282K
Bonus $990 - $75,760
Profit Sharing $2,936 - $51,064
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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$91,359 - $282,418
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Chief Technology Officer (CTO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 171 salaries. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $199,000 based on 143 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $172,954

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

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills, 53 percent above the national average. Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+38 percent), Salt Lake City (+25 percent), Washington (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Chief Technology Officers with Product Development skills in Houston report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 35 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Seattle (27 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

▲15%

National Average
$173,000

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼24%

Entry-Level
▼44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%
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