How much does a Chief Information Technology Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Information Technology Officer salary in the United States is $278,996 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $230,877 and $338,799. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Chief Information Technology Officer

Chief Information Technology Officer establishes and directs the strategic long-term goals, policies and procedures for an information technology department. Determines an organization's long-term systems needs and any hardware acquisitions needed to accomplish the organization's business objectives. Being a Chief Information Technology Officer gives technical guidance on high priority projects and orients the company to trends in the information technology industry. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Chief Information Technology Officer typically reports to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Chief Information Technology Officer: IT Program Management, Corporate Budgeting, Computer Facilities Management, Strategy Development ...More

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