Tech salary guide: Chief information security officers top earnings list followed by CTOs, CIOs


Chief information security officers and chief technical officers/chief information officers top this year’s list of highest-paid technology professionals, according to the annual technology salary guide released by Mondo, an IT and digital marketing staffing provider headquartered in New York.

Chief information security officer salaries range from $175,000 to $300,000 this year, according to the report. CIO and CTO salaries ranked second, ranging from $175,000 to $290,000.

The data surrounding tech jobs found that skills for AI and machine learning, business intelligence and data, as well as DevOps and cloud are highly sought-after, with each category offering multiple salaries of $200,000 or more.

Technology jobs with the highest salaries of $200,000 or more in 2020:

  • Chief information security officer: $175,000-$300,000
  • CTO/CIO: $175,000-$290,000
  • AI developer: $120,000-$250,000
  • Data architect: $145,000-$210,000
  • Cloud architect: $150,000-$200,000
  • DevSecOps architect: $160,000-$200,000
  • DevSecOps engineer: $160,000-$200,000
  • Network architect: $150,000-$200,000
  • Salesforce solutions architect: $145,000-$210,000
  • IoT solutions architect: $140,000-$210,000
  • Python engineer: $120,000-$200,000
  • SAP developer/ABAP: $120,000-$200,000
  • Cybersecurity engineer: $120,000-$200,000
  • Big data engineer: $110,000-$200,000
  • Data scientist: $110,000-$200,000