Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $240,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $285,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $330,000 AUD


  • Provides overall leadership and direction for the IT department, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic goals.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of the IT strategy, including technology investments, system upgrades, and cybersecurity measures.
  • Manages IT budgets, vendors, and resource allocation effectively.
  • Collaborates with other department heads to identify and address technology needs across the organisation.
  • Ensures the continuity, security, and performance of IT systems and infrastructure.

Key Skills

  • Strategic thinking and long-term planning
  • IT budgeting and financial management
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, systems, and software applications
  • Cybersecurity best practices
  • Stakeholder management and cross-functional collaboration

Industry Qualifications & Trainings

  • Master’s degree in IT or Business Administration
  • Certifications like ITIL, CISM, or CGEIT

Interview Questions for CIOs

  1. How do you ensure alignment between the IT strategy and the broader business strategy?
  2. Describe a situation where you had to manage a major IT crisis. How did you handle it?
  3. How do you approach IT budgeting, especially when funds are limited?
  4. What are the key cybersecurity challenges facing businesses today, and how do you address them?
  5. How do you stay updated with the latest technology trends, and how do you decide which trends to invest in?
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