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Chief Information Officer Salary

National Average
$50,000 $153,679 /year $270,000
$74 /hour
National Average
$4,167 $12,806 /month $22,500
$74 /hour
National Average
$962 $2,955 /week $5,192
$74 /hour
National Average
$24.04 $74 /hour $129.81
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
Chief Information Officer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Chief Information Officer make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a Chief Information Officer 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 Chief Information Officer 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 Chief Information Officer 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 Chief Information Officer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Chief Information Officer in your area makes on average $167,944 per year, or $14,265 (9%) more than the national average annual salary of $153,679. Virginia ranks number 6 out of 50 states nationwide for Chief Information Officer salaries.

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

Find your next high paying job as a Chief Information Officer on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Chief Information Officer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Chief Information Officer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Francisco, CA, with Fremont, CA and San Jose, CA close behind in the second and third positions. San Jose, CA beats the national average by $25,664 (16.7%), and San Francisco, CA furthers that trend with another $38,035 (24.7%) above the $153,679 average.

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

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 10% between San Francisco, CA and Norwalk, CT, 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 Chief Information Officer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Francisco, CA$191,714$15,976$3,687$92.17
Fremont, CA$183,915$15,326$3,537$88.42
San Jose, CA$179,343$14,945$3,449$86.22
Oakland, CA$177,361$14,780$3,411$85.27
Tanaina, AK$176,804$14,734$3,400$85.00
Wasilla, AK$176,803$14,734$3,400$85.00
Sunnyvale, CA$173,947$14,496$3,345$83.63
Hayward, CA$173,645$14,470$3,339$83.48
Jackson, WY$172,917$14,410$3,325$83.13
Norwalk, CT$172,623$14,385$3,320$82.99

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Chief Information Officer Jobs in the U.S.

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

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $37,869 (24.6%) and $64,821 (42.2%) more than the average Chief Information Officer salary of $153,679. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Chief Information Officer jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Chief Information Officer position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Chief Product Officer$218,500$18,208$4,202$105.05
CIO CTO VP$211,260$17,605$4,063$101.57
Vice President CIO$194,378$16,198$3,738$93.45
Chief Wellness Officer$193,025$16,085$3,712$92.80
CIO VP$191,548$15,962$3,684$92.09
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.