CIOs rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, CIOs rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 20% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy CIOs are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
CEO
4.0
$88k
Chief executive
3.9
$180k
Solution architect
3.7
$100k
COO
3.7
$79k
UX designer
3.5
$65k
CFO
3.4
$100k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are CIOs happy with their salary?