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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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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 $207,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $128,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $51,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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 other information services industry with an annual salary $154,750. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video exhibition industry (annual salary $56,320). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Software Publishers
Satellite Telecommunications
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Television Broadcasting
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Sound Recording Industries
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Other Telecommunications
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Newspaper Publishers
Radio Broadcasting
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for top executives.