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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,470
25th Percentile Wage
$77,640
50th Percentile Wage
$127,120
75th Percentile Wage
$203,550
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $203,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $127,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $51,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$127,120
-1.46% 3.99%
2016
$128,980
0.85% -
2015
$127,890
-0.71% -
2014
$128,800
3.85% -
2013
$123,840
1.45% -
2012
$122,050
- -

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 22 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the software publishers industry with an annual salary $152,450. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video exhibition industry (annual salary $58,750). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$152,450
Satellite Telecommunications
$152,090
Other Information Services
$151,400
Other Information Services
$151,400
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$146,260
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$146,260
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$136,670
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$129,660
Television Broadcasting
$129,580
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$122,540
Telecommunications
$120,830
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$119,640
Sound Recording Industries
$116,210
Other Telecommunications
$114,260
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$110,770
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$108,810
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$105,480
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$91,910
Newspaper Publishers
$91,210
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$89,530
Radio Broadcasting
$81,300
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$58,750

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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