CIO compensation and careers survey guide

CIO compensation and careers survey 2011-2012

How does your salary stack up against other CIO compensation packages?

What's the state of CIO compensation rates at enterprise-level companies? Are you happy with your career path, or do you think job satisfaction awaits you elsewhere? Do you ever wonder how other enterprise CIOs confront these concerns?

The CIO/IT Strategy Media Group IT salary and career survey was conducted among readers of SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com in November, gathering more than 1,700 responses from IT executives and roles globally across 32 industries. All 50 U.S. states were represented. The survey defined a senior IT executive as a respondent with a title of vice president, senior vice president, executive vice president, CIO, chief technology officer or chief information security officer. It defined as midlevel IT executives those who identified themselves as being at the director level.

In this special report, based on the results of the survey, learn how IT executives feel about CIO compensation, their role within the organization and more.

Table of contents:

IT salary satisfaction survey shows CIO salaries dipped in 2011

The highest earners among IT senior and midlevel leaders differ from their less well-off peers -- and not just because they make more money.

Salaries don't drive job satisfaction for senior IT executives

Salary increases in 2011 weren’t enough to make senior IT executives feel warm and fuzzy when it came to job satisfaction.

Highest earners are cozy with business, hard on IT

The highest earners among IT senior and midlevel leaders differ from their less well-off peers -- and not just because they make more money.

Highest- and lowest-paying industries

Our IT salary survey reveals a shakeup in the highest-paying industries, with financial services knocked off its perch on top and health care rising.