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CIO Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $219,000 $18,250 $4,211 $105
75th Percentile $180,000 $15,000 $3,461 $87
Average $153,679 $12,806 $2,955 $74
25th Percentile $117,500 $9,791 $2,259 $56
$50,000 - $69,999
3% of jobs
$70,000 - $89,999
9% of jobs
$90,000 - $109,999
10% of jobs
$117,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$110,000 - $129,999
12% of jobs
$130,000 - $149,999
14% of jobs
The average salary is $153,679 a year
$150,000 - $169,999
17% of jobs
$180,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$170,000 - $189,999
16% of jobs
$190,000 - $209,999
8% of jobs
$219,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$210,000 - $229,999
3% of jobs
$230,000 - $249,999
1% of jobs
$250,000 - $270,000
2% of jobs

National Average

$50,000 $153,679/year $74/hour $270,000
CIO Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$153,679
$12,806
$2,955
$74
Mountain View, CA
California
$181,138
$15,095
$3,483
$87

As of Nov 25, 2020, the average annual pay for a CIO in the United States is $153,679 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $73.88 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,955/week or $12,807/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $270,000 and as low as $50,000, the majority of CIO salaries currently range between $117,500 (25th percentile) to $180,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $219,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a CIO varies greatly (by as much as $62,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the CIO job market in both Mountain View, CA and the surrounding area is very active. A CIO in your area makes on average $181,138 per year, or $27,459 (18%) more than the national average annual salary of $153,679. California ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for CIO salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for CIO jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a CIO on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for CIO Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a CIO job is above the national average. Topping the list is Lakes, AK, with San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Clara, CA beats the national average by $26,108 (15.7%), and Lakes, AK furthers that trend with another $29,209 (17.4%) above the $153,679 average.

Importantly, Lakes, AK has a moderately active CIO job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a CIO appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 5% between Lakes, AK and San Buenaventura, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a CIO role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Lakes, AK$182,889$15,241$3,517$87.93
San Francisco, CA$181,043$15,087$3,482$87.04
Santa Clara, CA$179,788$14,982$3,457$86.44
Washington, DC$177,779$14,815$3,419$85.47
Los Angeles, CA$175,888$14,657$3,382$84.56
Somerville, MA$175,680$14,640$3,378$84.46
Fremont, CA$174,098$14,508$3,348$83.70
Jersey City, NJ$173,774$14,481$3,342$83.55
Green River, WY$172,679$14,390$3,321$83.02
San Buenaventura, CA$172,452$14,371$3,316$82.91

Top 5 Best Paying Related CIO Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the CIO job category that pay more per year than a typical CIO salary. Top examples of these roles include: Chief Medical Officer, Chief Product Officer, and CIO CTO VP.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $50,680 (28.3%) and $83,357 (42.7%) more than the average CIO salary of $153,679. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related CIO jobs may help you make more money than that of the average CIO position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Chief Medical Officer$237,036$19,753$4,558$113.96
Chief Product Officer$218,500$18,208$4,202$105.05
CIO CTO VP$211,260$17,605$4,063$101.57
SVP Chief Information Officer$204,359$17,030$3,930$98.25
SVP CIO$204,359$17,030$3,930$98.25
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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