CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$199,598
$35,646
Additional Cash Compensation
$235,244
Total Compensation
Median: $200K
Min: $110K
Max: $310K

How Much Does a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $199,598. The average additional cash compensation for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $35,646. The average total compensation for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $235,244. CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous CTO (Chief Technology Officer) employees in Chicago.

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CTO (Chief Technology Officer) jobs in Chicago

Director of Engineering

Chicago
3 days ago
+31
Rise Buildings is a technology company focused on providing an all-in-one solution for the real estate industry.  Based in Chicago, we have grown quickly to become a leader in the proptech space, delivering best-in-class property operations and occupant experience to the biggest owners and operators in commercial and residential real estate.  Our product offering includes software paired with enabling hardware deployed internationally across

CTO Advisor (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
West Monroe is looking for an experienced Enterprise Architect to join our Technology practice and work closely with our Mergers and Acquisitions practice (M&A). This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Technology practice on project work including M&A due diligence's, strategic enterprise architecture, architecture of post-merger integrations, and high-level plans for carve-outs.

Analytics/AI Due Diligence (CTO Advisory)

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+21
West Monroe Partners is looking for an experienced Enterprise Analytics Architect to join our Technology practice and work closely with our Mergers and Acquisitions practice (M&A).  This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Technology practice on project work including M&A due diligences, strategic enterprise architecture, architecture of post-merger integrations, and high-level plans for carve-outs.

Machine Learning Engineering Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+18
As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology through solid engineering practices. You’ll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your passion and experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you’ll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

Software Engineering Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+18
As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology through solid engineering practices. You’ll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your passion and experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you’ll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

Software Engineering Director - Global Lead for Client Onboarding -

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+18
As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology through solid engineering practices. You’ll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your passion and experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you’ll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

Engineering Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+63
Serve as a strategic engineering leader and technical expert for multiple teams creating an environment where managers and engineers are empowered and supported to do their best work. Ensure teams are maintaining rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices Collaborate with engineering leadership on setting the technical vision and direction for the organization. Drive and ensure the execution of the organization’s vision and standards around security, quality, observability and clean code. Collaborate with principal product managers on determining team workload, projects estimates and technical approaches to deliver most impact to customers. Ensure the timely delivery of team projects and remove any impediments as they arise. Collaborate with other leaders across the organization to identify, leverage, and evangelize opportunities to improve productivity, reliability, quality and efficiency of the system.

Director of Software Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
As the Director of Software Engineering, you will oversee the engineering talent and technical strategy for multiple domains and technical areas focused on our business services and APIs. This role will be directly responsible for systems supporting Supernova’s cloud-based Security-Based Lending (SBL) SaaS platform. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about people and technology and who has a proven record of scaling engineering teams and systems. This is a new role for Supernova as we continue to expand as a business and grow our engineering teams. This role will report directly to the Head of Technology and have a direct impact on our business performance and the continued growth of our engineering teams and technologies.

Managing Director of Engineering

West Suburbs
3 weeks ago
+34
POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Managing Director of Engineering manages the entire software engineering function for the industry leader in state/federal real-time law enforcement information sharing. This role manages critical functions of business operations including Database, Data Services, Message Switch, Communications, and User Apps. The Managing Director of Engineering will be a critical thinker and creative problem-solver, helping to support

Chief Technology Officer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+24
CTO   We are seeking an experienced senior engineer to help us build the technology department at a privately owned, fast-paced, and fast-growing startup in Chicago!   About Lucky Lincoln Lucky Lincoln Gaming, LLC, is a licensed Terminal Operator leading the Illinois Video Gambling Industry through technology and innovation. Lucky Lincoln Gaming is a private, single-owner gaming start-up experiencing rapid growth. We currently operate one

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary ranges

The two most common CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary ranges in Chicago are $150k - $160k and $200k - $210k.

Average CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary by Company Size

People with the job title CTO (Chief Technology Officer) make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $231,417 on average.

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary by gender

The average CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary for women is $188,333 and the average CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary for men is $176,861.

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with 7+ years of experience is $192,675.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $71,851
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $81,206
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
QA Engineer $83,396
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $90,155
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Android Developer $95,039
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,123
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,514
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $106,362
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $106,598
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $109,900
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $110,267
Min: $80K
Max: $150K
Site Reliability Engineer $111,333
Min: $90K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $113,684
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Systems Engineer $114,814
Min: $65K
Max: $151K
Data Engineer $117,879
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
DevOps Engineer $118,105
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
QA Manager $121,960
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $133,759
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Lead Software Engineer $133,881
Min: $102K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $135,000
Min: $125K
Max: $145K
Data Architect $139,463
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $145,200
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Engineering Manager $146,315
Min: $77K
Max: $206K
Principal Software Engineer $152,694
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $178,821
Min: $137K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,758
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $199,598
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,284
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salaries in Chicago

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SQL
2% have this skill
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Javascript
1% have this skill
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DevOps
1% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
1% have this skill
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Front-end
1% have this skill
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Security
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Recent CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salaries in Chicago

$215,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO reported a yearly salary of $215,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$184,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) reported a yearly salary of $184,000 with +$16,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Chief Technology Officer reported a yearly salary of $205,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$300,000
Yearly Salary
A Chief Technology Officer reported a yearly salary of $300,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$235,000
Yearly Salary
A SVP of Technology reported a yearly salary of $235,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$16,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Chief Technology Officer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
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