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Chief Information Officers

Earnings

Earnings among CIOs vary substantially based on the type and size of the employer, their experience and educational background, and other such factors. The position of CIO is the highest-paid Information Technology job. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2015, the median salary of computer and information managers, which includes chief information officers, was $131,600 annually or $63.27 per hour. The top 10 percent earned more than $187,200 annually and the lowest 10 percent earned less than $80,160 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 Robert Half Technology's 2016 IT Salary Guide, chief information officers had salaries that ranged from $172,000 to $268,250.

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