How much does a CTO make?

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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Experience

$164,672 /yr
Average Base Pay

145 salaries

$93K

Low

$165K

Average

$290K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for CTO is $164,672 per year in United States. Filter by location to see CTO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 145 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by CTO employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Chief Technology Officer$170,177 /yr
L3
Deputy Chief Technology Officer$142,466 /yr
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$155,282

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$175,417

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Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

CTO

$146,560

 /yr
Range: $140K - $192K
17 salaries
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$140K

$192K

$140,389 - $191,823 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

CTO
About 

$189K -$238K

$189K

$238K

$189,089 - $237,800 Range

LiveWatch Security
4

$92K

$125K

$92,073 - $124,880 Range

Givv

CTO
About 

$183K -$222K

$183K

$222K

$183,417 - $221,760 Range

Integrated Information Services

$140K

$189K

$139,947 - $189,186 Range

Etsy
4.5

Etsy

CTO
About 

$144K -$277K

$144K

$277K

$143,672 - $276,837 Range

Connect Now

Connect Now

CTO
About 

$123K -$178K

$123K

$178K

$123,265 - $178,224 Range

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Red Spot Interactive
3.7

$151K

$164K

$151,026 - $163,816 Range

Florida Department of Health
3.6

$135K

$144K

$134,811 - $144,315 Range

One Sphera, Inc

CTO
About 

$189K -$205K

$189K

$205K

$189,322 - $204,513 Range

Publicis Groupe
3.7

Publicis Groupe

CTO - Monthly
About 

$10K -$11K

$10K

$11K

$9,925 - $10,931 Range

IoTive

CTO
About 

$158K -$170K

$158K

$170K

$158,341 - $170,238 Range

4.6

School Loop

CTO
About 

$240K -$262K

$240K

$262K

$240,425 - $262,396 Range

TurboTenant
3.4

TurboTenant

CTO
About 

$114K -$123K

$114K

$123K

$113,855 - $122,839 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

CTO
About 

$150K -$163K

$150K

$163K

$150,193 - $162,834 Range

BoostUp (MI)

CTO
About 

$84K -$90K

$84K

$90K

$83,646 - $89,906 Range

Powertek
3.6

Powertek

CTO
About 

$213K -$234K

$213K

$234K

$213,285 - $233,533 Range

IDEO
3.9

IDEO

CTO
About 

$227K -$246K

$227K

$246K

$227,222 - $245,540 Range

Rauxa
3.5

Rauxa

CTO
About 

$211K -$229K

$211K

$229K

$210,763 - $228,553 Range

My Basement

CTO
About 

$120K -$130K

$120K

$130K

$120,219 - $130,030 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a CTO salaries

The national average salary for a CTO is $164,672 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a CTO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 145 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a CTO employees.

The highest salary for a CTO in United States is $290,202 per year.

The lowest salary for a CTO in United States is $93,441 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a CTO or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a CTO.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent cto salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$250,000
per year
A Chief Technology Officer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$350,000
per year
A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $350,000 per year
Additional Pay
$200k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$240,000
per year
A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $240,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Indianapolis, IN Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$85,000
per year
A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$315,000
per year
A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $315,000 per year
Additional Pay
$50k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Greenville, NC Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Greenville, NC Area area
Self-Employed
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
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