Executive Tech Management
Salary in 2015: $145,133
Year-Over-Year Change: 7.1 percent
Whether you’re a CEO, CIO, CTO, vice president, or director, chances are good you’re earning quite a bit in compensation. While managing an entire organization, or a large portion of it, comes with a lot of perks (including equity, which startups use to pull in experienced executives), there’s also a potential downside: if things go wrong, you often end up shouldering a lot of the blame.
For those tech professionals who desire a seat in the C-Suite, climbing the ladder will demand more than technical skills. CEOs, CIOs, and their ilk know how to effectively manage and collaborate; they’re experts in the use of “soft skills.” And the best ones can read what the market wants.
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