CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$201,612
$31,484
Additional Cash Compensation
$233,096
Total Compensation
Median: $202K
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 $201,612. The average additional cash compensation for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $31,484. The average total compensation for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $233,096. CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous CTO (Chief Technology Officer) employees in Chicago.

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CTO (Chief Technology Officer) jobs in Chicago

Head of Software Engineering

Chicago
1 day ago
+49
Head of Software Engineering ABOUT US At All Campus, the passion and talent our employees bring to work every day are at the core of our continued success as a company. We have just been named the #1 mid-size company to work for by Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work (2021), in addition to being recognized as a one of the best workplaces in Chicago several years in a row (2018-2021 Crain’s, 2019-2021 Built In Chicago). We’ve achieved

Director of Engineering

Chicago
5 days ago
+36
Kin Insurance is on a mission to change home insurance from what it could be to what it should be. We're proud to offer affordable insurance coverage in areas most impacted by climate change, like Florida, California and Louisiana, that pay more for insurance than anywhere else in America. We are also proud to be recognized as Built In's 2021 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in Chicago and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in America. We are

Director of Engineering, Front End

Chicago
2 days ago
+34
Civis is hiring an Director of Engineering to lead our efforts to upgrade Civis’s product user experience. In this role, you will partner with our Head of Product Design to set a long term direction and architecture for Front End development at Civis, evaluate and implement emerging technologies when appropriate, and mentor other engineers to level up their front end skillset. As a Director of Engineering, you lead our User Experience engineering team, manage 3-4 working engineers and scale the team as we grow. In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be creative, collaborative, and constantly learning along with the team.

Director, Engineering (Data & Platform)

Chicago
6 hours ago
+52
The product and technology team is leading this innovation for the fast-growing company that is dedicated to building meaningful tech communities. We value talented people who are passionate towards solving business problems through innovation and best product and engineering practices. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking, outcome-driven environment in a forward-thinking organization that looks to push boundaries - one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers nationally (and building towards a global brand). 

CTO Advisor (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Chicago
3 weeks 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.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chicago
2 days ago
+27
ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless

Director of Technology, Shared Platform

Chicago
1 week ago
+50
Jellyvision is looking for a business savvy technology leader who can help us integrate our business and product goals into technology outcomes, make critical architectural, and foundational service decisions, and help us build great shared technology capabilities that the ALEX Product suite relies upon.

Vice President of Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+47
What we are looking for: We are looking for a leader who is passionate about people and technology. This person will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects, business commitments, and customer needs of the platform. We are looking for an individual who can build, manage, and motivate a Software Development team and direct the company towards its primary technical objectives, define and align those technical objectives with the

Director of Software Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+62
The Group: The Investment Management group is a global team guided by Morningstar’s investment principles to deliver great long-term investment results and help investors reach their financial goals. Through our investment offerings, we support financial advisors, institutions, and the investors they serve. To do this, we use our expertise in asset allocation, investment selection, and portfolio construction to create world-class investment

Engineering Director, Platform Reliability

Chicago
1 day ago
+69
ActiveCampaign's category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform (CXA) helps over 150,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to 500+ pre-built automations that combine email marketing, marketing automation and CRM for powerful segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat and text. Over 100,000 of ActiveCampaign's customers use

Engineering Director, Platform Engineering

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+69
We are looking for a Platform Engineering Manager to lead a team of Platform and Devops Engineers in the development and maintenance of stable, resilient, and scalable production and development infrastructure. Our team follows software engineering principles to deliver platform abstractions and developer experience tooling which enables DevOps practices and principles.

Director of Engineer, Mobile

Chicago
16 hours ago
+32
ABOUT VTS VTS is changing the way that commercial real estate (CRE) is done—disrupting a $15 trillion industry by becoming the modern operating system for CRE. We invented the category of leasing and asset management, which allows landlords and brokers to take their entire leasing process online to maximize revenue and performance. Last year, we launched the fastest adopted new product in proptech, VTS Market. Rise Buildings by VTS is leading an

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary ranges

The most common CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary in Chicago is between $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 $232,077 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 $187,900.

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with 7+ years of experience is $197,438.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,438
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,098
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,095
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $90,984
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,443
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,692
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,842
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Salesforce Developer $115,354
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Site Reliability Engineer $115,778
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $118,181
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $118,613
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $123,955
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer $133,977
Min: $90K
Max: $188K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Lead Software Engineer $136,667
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Data Architect $142,735
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,176
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Principal Software Engineer $156,049
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Hardware Engineer $157,938
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $158,000
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,175
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,788
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $201,612
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,783
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

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

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

$240,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) reported a yearly salary of $240,000 with +$60,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$240,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) reported a yearly salary of $240,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$230,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) reported a yearly salary of $230,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
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
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