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Chief Technology Officer Salary

National Average
$42,000 $165,182 /year $295,000
$79 /hour
National Average
$3,500 $13,765 /month $24,583
$79 /hour
National Average
$808 $3,176 /week $5,673
$79 /hour
National Average
$20.19 $79 /hour $141.83
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $251,000 $20,916 $4,826 $121
75th Percentile $203,000 $16,916 $3,903 $98
Average $165,182 $13,765 $3,176 $79
25th Percentile $118,500 $9,875 $2,278 $57
Chief Technology Officer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Chief Technology Officer make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a Chief Technology Officer in the United States is $165,182 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $79.41 an hour. This is the equivalent of $3,177/week or $13,765/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $295,000 and as low as $42,000, the majority of Chief Technology Officer salaries currently range between $118,500 (25th percentile) to $203,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $251,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Chief Technology Officer varies greatly (by as much as $84,500), 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 Technology Officer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Chief Technology Officer in your area makes on average $172,992 per year, or $7,810 (5%) more than the national average annual salary of $165,182. Virginia ranks number 6 out of 50 states nationwide for Chief Technology Officer salaries.

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

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

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Chief Technology Officer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $31,010 (18.8%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $38,463 (23.3%) above the $165,182 average.

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

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 11% between San Mateo, CA and Knik-Fairview, AK, 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 Technology Officer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$203,646$16,970$3,916$97.91
Berkeley, CA$196,743$16,395$3,784$94.59
Daly City, CA$196,193$16,349$3,773$94.32
Richmond, CA$191,054$15,921$3,674$91.85
Stamford, CT$186,037$15,503$3,578$89.44
Bellevue, WA$185,530$15,461$3,568$89.20
San Francisco, CA$183,929$15,327$3,537$88.43
Brooklyn, NY$182,665$15,222$3,513$87.82
Lakes, AK$181,909$15,159$3,498$87.46
Knik-Fairview, AK$181,679$15,140$3,494$87.35

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

We found at least five jobs related to the Chief Technology Officer job category that pay more per year than a typical Chief Technology Officer 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 $33,395 (20.2%) and $71,854 (43.5%) more than the average Chief Technology Officer salary of $165,182. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Chief Technology Officer jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Chief Technology Officer 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
Executive Chief Medical Officer$203,035$16,920$3,905$97.61
Deputy Chief Medical Officer$198,577$16,548$3,819$95.47
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.