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CIO survey: IT salaries in 2010 and how they vary by industry

Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer

Last year, when IT budgets dipped, it paid to be a CIO in financial services. The average salary for CIOs and other senior IT executives in the financial services industry rose

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15.2% in 2010 to $152,437. That percentage change dwarfed the average 1.7% increase in pay, and outpaced the average $148,380 earned by the same group of IT leaders across all industries in 2010.