Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a CTO make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$259,407 / yrTotal Pay
$164,492 / yrBase Pay
$94,916 / yrAdditional Pay

$259,407

 / yr
$150K$475K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a CTO is $259,407 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $164,492 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $94,916 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Chief Technology Officer

$330,842 /yr
Chief Technology Officer
$257,485 /yr
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Chief Technology Officer Salaries with median pay of $330,842, SVP Salaries with median pay of $511,777, Chief Information Officer Salaries with median pay of $303,026, CIO Salaries with median pay of $267,135.

What are total pay estimates for a Cto at different companies?

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Google
4.5
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 16 salaries from this location

$518,848

 / yr

$266,852

 / yr
IBM
4.2
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 14 salaries from this location

$322,438

 / yr

$397,728

 / yr
Stealth Startup
4.3
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 10 salaries from this location

$385,109

 / yr

$280,913

 / yr

$352,562

 / yr

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Anonymous
3.8
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 9 salaries from this location

$315,224

 / yr

$390,099

 / yr

$374,669

 / yr
Apple
4.2
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 6 salaries from this location

$442,586

 / yr

$417,255

 / yr

$242,474

 / yr

$325,429

 / yr

$448,817

 / yr

$399,841

 / yr

$313,100

 / yr

$314,645

 / yr
Anonymous Content
3.9
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 4 salaries from this location

$299,645

 / yr
Smarsh
3.7
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)See 4 salaries from this location

$336,624

 / yr
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What is the pay outlook for Business?

Jobs in business are in increasing demand, requiring workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and moderate to advanced technical skills, with the use of data often a required job function. To remain competitive, job seekers with little relevant field experience should consider higher degrees or industry-specific certificates to meet evolving requirements.

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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$650,000

/yr

$600K | $50K

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15+ years
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$180,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$260,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$229,000

/yr

$189K | $40K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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CTO pay FAQ

The national average salary for a CTO is $164,492 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a CTO salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 155 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a CTO employees.

The highest salary for a CTO in United States is $301,020 per year.

The lowest salary for a CTO in United States is $95,405 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.