Alternate Job Titles: Top Technology Executive, Vice President of Technology, Chief Technology Officer, CTO
How much does a Chief Technology Officer make? The median annual Chief Technology Officer salary is $231,631, as of September 30, 2016, with a range usually between $189,095-$277,655, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Chief Technology Officer in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Technology Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chief Technology Officer in the United States is $231,631, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Technology Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $231,631.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Technology Officer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Technology Officer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2016
Responsible for the long-range direction of an organization's technology function. Directs the strategic design, acquisition, management, and implementation of an enterprise-wide technology infrastructure. Maintains technology standards for the organization. Directs the activities necessary to keep the technology infrastructure running seamlessly, efficiently, and effectively while ensuring compliance with established standards and policies. May require an advanced degree in a related area with at least 15 years of experience in the information technology field. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a Chief Information Technology Officer or a Chief Executive Officer. View full job description