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Chief Information Officers


Earnings among CIOs vary substantially based on the type and size of the employer, their experience and educational background, and other such factors. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2018, the median annual salary of computer and information managers, which includes chief information officers, was $142,530. The top 25 percent earned more than $180,190 annually, and the lowest 10 percent earned less than $85,380 per year. Since CIO represents the highest paying information technology position in an organization, the salaries of CIOs working in larger employers will be on the higher end of this salary range. According to the Robert Half Technology 2020 Salary Guide, chief information officers had salaries that ranged from $174,750 to $298,750.

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