CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$200,907
$31,397
Additional Cash Compensation
$232,304
Total Compensation
Median: $201K
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 $200,907. The average additional cash compensation for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $31,397. The average total compensation for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Chicago is $232,304. 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

Vice President of Engineering

Chicago
6 days ago
+43
Why project44? Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!   The Opportunity

Director of Software Engineering

Chicago
6 days ago
+27
Ocient looking for an outstanding Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of talented engineers working on our exabyte-scale distributed SQL database. Your focus will be on “people and project management” for a team of 12 to 24 engineers organized into several component areas, but you will must also be to delve into complex coding and architectural discussions. Qualifications: BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or

VP of Engineering - Remote

Chicago
6 days ago
+48
Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all,

Director of Engineering, Infrastructure

Chicago
1 day ago
+53
Company Description Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of music makers all over the world by focusing on gear-tailored product experiences, inspiring content, compelling inventory, and amazing customer service. We believe that music makes the world a better place, which is why our mission is to make

Director of Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+53
Company Description Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of music makers all over the world by focusing on gear-tailored product experiences, inspiring content, compelling inventory, and amazing customer service. We believe that music makes the world a better place, which is why our mission is to make

Director, Engineering (Applications)

Chicago
12 hours ago
+52
At Built In, the health, safety and well-being of our employees and of our communities is a top priority. Due to the effects of COVID-19, we have decided to manage our entire business remotely until further notice. HQ-based employees will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our office. As we continue to grow, we are excited to be hiring for all open roles and look forward to meeting with qualified candidates in a virtual

Director, Engineering (Data & Platform)

Chicago
1 week 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 (Software M&A)

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+21
Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey? West Monroe is looking for technologists with extensive experience in software architecture and product development to join our team of CTOs and industry experts. Technologists will provide perspective and guidance regarding technology opportunities and risks within M&A transactions across many industries. Consider this job to be CTO boot camp where you are continuously expanding your

Engineering Director

Chicago
4 days ago
+11
VidMob is the world’s leading platform for Intelligent Creative that provides an end-to-end solution to help brands improve their marketing results by unifying creative and data. Our Engineering team brings VidMob’s industry-leading products and features to life. We like to think of them as an expert crew of agile developers and all-round logic wranglers. VidMob engineers develop a first-in-class operating system for creativity, bringing together

Software Engineering Director - Loan Servicing Automation

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+22
Job Description The Executive Director will report to the Head of Loan Servicing Automation with responsibility for leading a team of technologists to plan and deliver critical program initiatives. As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you'll combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology in the workflow domain. You will be responsible for building and driving a core group of highly skilled

Director of Engineering

Chicago
1 day ago
+27
About Us As a member of the CardX team, you’ll be part of a fast-paced, rapidly growing company that’s changing the way businesses accept credit cards. We’re focused on making payments fairer for everyone by helping businesses achieve compliance with regulations that promote transparency and consumer choice. With CardX, there’s no more choosing between reducing margins or raising prices to offset rising credit card rates, which causes cash and

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chicago
3 weeks 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

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 $186,827.

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with 7+ years of experience is $195,940.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,671
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,436
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,626
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $91,482
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $95,869
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,195
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,059
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,208
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,645
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Salesforce Developer $115,740
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Site Reliability Engineer $115,778
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $117,938
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $119,212
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $122,421
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $133,994
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer $136,186
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Database Administrator $136,333
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Data Architect $143,330
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,530
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Hardware Engineer $153,722
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $154,833
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Principal Software Engineer $156,611
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $161,523
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $182,943
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,907
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $203,121
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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DevOps
2% have this skill
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Javascript
1% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
1% have this skill
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Python
1% have this skill
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Security
1% have this skill

Recent CTO (Chief Technology Officer) salaries in Chicago

$160,000
Yearly Salary
A CTO reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$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
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