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15 high-paying jobs in IT, business intelligence and security
Most budget forecasts for 2018 predicted that information technology and data professionals would see significant pay increases. According to recent salary data from the web site salary.com, chief information officers now command on average more than a quarter million dollars in pay. That average salary is effective as of March 29, 2018.

Salary.com notes that typical compensation rates are obviously influenced by region and by industry. The salary rates above typically reflect an individual with three years of experience.
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Chief information officer
Average reported 2018 salary: $264,486
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Chief technology officer
Average reported 2018 salary: $233,210
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Chief information security officer
Average reported 2018 salary: $215,739
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Web systems director
Average reported 2018 salary: $182,046
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Systems engineering director
Average reported 2018 salary: $171,855
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Information security director
Average reported 2018 salary: $168,107
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Enterprise operations director
Average reported 2018 salary: $165,726
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Applications development director
Average reported 2018 salary: $163,902
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CRM program director
Average reported 2018 salary: $161,961
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Enterprise architecture director
Average reported 2018 salary: $161,771
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Interface design director—Web
Average reported 2018 salary: $158,463
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Data warehousing director
Average reported 2018 salary: $156,666
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Enterprise infrastructure director
Average reported 2018 salary: $155,003
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Executive producer—Web
Average reported 2018 salary: $153,082
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IT quality assurance director
Average reported 2018 salary: $152,855