2014 US IT Salary Survey: Executives

May 19, 2014


Among the 328 CIOs, 239 CTOs, and 447 VPs of IT responding to our InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey, more than 90% say the projects they’re working on are intellectually challenging — no wonder given the significant changes they and the industry at large face. Other data points:

>> 83% of VPs of IT received or expect to receive a bonus in 2014; 65% of CTOs and 74% of CIOs say the same.

>> 58% of the 1,014 IT executives think a career path in IT and the potential for salary ­advancement are as promising today as they were five years ago.

>> 41% hold an MBA or other master’s degree (36%) or PhD (5%).

>> 40% are embedded in a business unit outside of IT.

>> 20% are very satisfied with their total compensation packages.

Respondent breakdown: 18% work for companies with 5,000 or more employees; 10% at companies with over 20,000. Banking, consulting and business services, and healthcare are well-represented. (R7860514-ITEXEC)

Survey Name   InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey: IT Executives 

Survey Date   February 2014

Region   United States

Number of Respondents    1,014 IT executives composed of 328 CIOs, 239 CTOs, and 447 VPs of IT

Purpose   To track IT salary and compensation trends from the perspective of those on the front lines, InformationWeek conducts an annual US IT Salary Survey. Now in its 17th year, it’s the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. This year 11,662 full-time IT professionals completed the Web-based survey. The goal of this trendable study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits, and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 1,014 IT executives who participated in the survey.

Methodology   The survey was designed by InformationWeek and fielded online. It was promoted in InformationWeek’s daily and weekly newsletters. In addition, email invitations with an embedded link to the survey were sent to qualified IT professionals from UBM Tech databases. The survey was fielded from November 2013 to February 2014.

The information in this report is based on responses from 1,014 IT executives. Unemployed and part-time workers were excluded from these results, as were respondents from outside the United States. This report uses median rather than mean or average figures for salary and percentage changes to eliminate distortions caused by extremes at the high or low ends of the responses.



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