Chief Information Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$157,000
$90,000
$157,000
$272,000
Did you know that the average Chief Information Officer makes $157,453 per year? That's valued at $75.7 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $90,000 and $273,000, meaning Chief Information Officers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Chief Information Officers find a job with Finance and Technology companies, while others work for Health Care, Finance, and Retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, Maryland and Michigan are the top states in the U.S. to pay Chief Information Officers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Ithaca, NY
$192,139
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Map of Chief Information Officer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Chief Information Officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Chief Information Officer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, Maryland and Michigan, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Chief Information Officers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Average Chief Information Officer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Mayer Brown and MetLife as they offer the highest salaries for Chief Information Officers.
Company
Average Salary
$181,357
$181k
$158,087
$158k
$158,055
$158k
$147,916
$148k
$143,841
$144k
$143,563
$144k

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Chief Information Officer Pay By Industry

Chief Information Officer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Health Care, Finance, and Retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Chief Information Officer can make a yearly salary of $184,790 while working for Health Care companies. All the while, other Chief Information Officers are making $170,097 at Finance companies and $168,329 at Retail companies. One industry Chief Information Officers may want to avoid is the Construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $134,725.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$184,790
$185k
Finance
Finance
$170,097
$170k
Retail
Retail
$168,329
$168k
Technology
Technology
$163,144
$163k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$159,653
$160k
Construction
Construction
$134,725
$135k

Chief Information Officer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Recently Added Chief Information Officer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Director VII-Chief Information Officer
Director VII-Chief Information Officer
Director VII-Chief Information Officer
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$169,380
$169,380
06/26/2020
Campus Chief Information Officer
Campus Chief Information Officer
05/29/2020
05/29/2020
$84,303
$84,303
05/29/2020
CIO
CIO
05/28/2020
05/28/2020
$200,000
$200,000
05/28/2020
Assistant Chief Information Officer
Assistant Chief Information Officer
05/17/2020
05/17/2020
$146,453
$146,453
05/17/2020
City of Raleigh North Carolina
City of Raleigh North Carolina
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
03/27/2020
03/27/2020
$127,837
$127,837
03/27/2020
Chief Information Officer-Director Admin Info Systems
Chief Information Officer-Director Admin Info Systems
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
$89,053
$89,053
03/26/2020
City of Raleigh North Carolina
City of Raleigh North Carolina
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$127,837
$127,837
03/08/2020
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$92,685
$92,685
03/06/2020
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$92,685
$92,685
03/06/2020
Chief Information Officer-Information Technology Division(Job ID 54543)
Chief Information Officer-Information Technology Division(Job ID 54543)
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$80,000
$80,000
03/04/2020