Chief Technology Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$153,000
$99,000
$153,000
$234,000
Chief Technology Officers in the United States make an average salary of $153,159 per year or $73.63 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $100,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $234,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, and Delaware provide the highest Chief Technology Officer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$165,111
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Map of Chief Technology Officer Salaries

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

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Average Chief Technology Officer Salary By Location

While a Chief Technology Officer can average a salary of $153,159 per year, or $73.63 per hour, there are many opportunities for Chief Technology Officers to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $169,608 per year. Other high-paying locations include Jersey City, NJ, New York, NY and Kirkland, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $89,000. The highest paying states for Chief Technology Officers include Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland. Meanwhile, Indiana, Hawaii, and Florida offer the lowest salaries.
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Average Salary

Average Chief Technology 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 Google and Microsoft as they offer the highest salaries for Chief Technology Officers.
Company
Average Salary
$203,331
$203k
$202,354
$202k
$176,105
$176k
$174,474
$174k

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Average Chief Technology Officer Pay By Industry

The salary for a Chief Technology Officer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Chief Technology Officers tend to be found in Telecommunication, Professional, and Technology companies. In fact, Chief Technology Officers can make a yearly salary of $163,396 while working for Telecommunication companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$163,396
$163k
Professional
Professional
$154,386
$154k
Technology
Technology
$152,502
$153k
Health Care
Health Care
$145,969
$146k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$144,404
$144k
Finance
Finance
$142,953
$143k

Chief Technology Officer Salary History

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Recently Added Chief Technology Officer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$108,253
$108,253
06/22/2020
Interim CTO
Interim CTO
06/15/2020
06/15/2020
$208,700
$208,700
06/15/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
CTO
CTO
CTO
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$200,000
$200,000
05/20/2020
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
05/13/2020
05/13/2020
$130,000
$130,000
05/13/2020
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$94,500
$94,500
04/25/2020
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$94,500
$94,500
04/25/2020
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$94,500
$94,500
04/25/2020
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
Business Initiatives Consultant 3-CTO Remediation
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$94,500
$94,500
04/25/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
CTO
CTO
CTO
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$200,000
$200,000
04/20/2020
CTO-Chief Technology Officer
CTO-Chief Technology Officer
04/08/2020
04/08/2020
$225,000
$225,000
04/08/2020