Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Software Architecture Skills Salary

On average, Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills earn six-figure salaries ($157K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash earnings of Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills range from $98K on the low end to $281K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $79K and $50K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$92,545 - $244,350
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MEDIAN: $163,204
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$29.70 - $248.32
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$0$296K
Salary $92,545 - $244,350
Bonus $2,909 - $81,003
Profit Sharing $4,966 - $49,493
Commission $25,000
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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$97,958 - $296,970
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 358
Hourly Data $0$248
Hourly Rate $29.70 - $248.32
Overtime $54.04
Annual Data $0$296K
Bonus $2,909 - $81,003
Commission $25,000
Profit Sharing $4,966 - $49,493
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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$97,958 - $296,970
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 $108,000 based on 30 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 $143,000 based on 59 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 $169,000 based on 187 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 $195,000 based on 149 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $179,703

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills, 39 percent higher than the national average. Chief Technology Officers with Software Architecture skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+30 percent), Portland (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and New York (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

▲9%

National Average
$180,000

▼6%

▼21%

Entry-Level
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
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