Chief Learning Officers, like all other occupations, will need to negotiate their salaries several times in their careers.  Having comparable data can make the process easier and more straightforward.  In the below infographic and following data tables, we have gathered data on average salary and bonus, top salaries by state and city, and the best states for salary growth.
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Notable Data

  • The average salary of a Chief Learning Officer is $152,563
  • The average bonus is $9,566
  • New Jersey, California, Washington DC, New York, Connecticut, Massachussetts, Delaware, Alaska, and Maryland have the top average salary for CLOs
  • The top CLO salaries are in San Francisco, New York Ciy, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta
  • San Francisco boasts the highest CLO salary, while Georgia has the lowest
  • The best states for salary growth (greatest difference between starting and senior salary) are New Jersey, California, Washington DC, New York, and Connecticut
  • The lowest salary growsh can be found in Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Montana, and Mississippi

Highest Average Chief Learning Officer Salaries

  1. New Jersey: $129,061
  2. California: $126,048
  3. Washington DC: $125,480
  4. New York: $124,716
  5. Connecticut: $123,056
  6. Massachusetts: $121,177
  7. Delaware: $119,234
  8. Alaska: $119,049
  9. Maryland: $118,917

Top Cities for Chief Learning Officer Salaries

  1. San Francisco: $140,000
  2. New York City: $139,000
  3. Los Angeles: $133,000
  4. Boston: $125,000
  5. Washington DC: $123,000
  6. Houston: $122,000
  7. Seattle: $121,000
  8. Dallas: $120,000
  9. Chicago: $116,000
  10. Atlanta: $110,000

Average Chief Learning Officer Salary by State

Starting Salary

Average Salary

Senior Salary

Alabama

$88,505

$111,195

$190,722

Alaska

$94,757

$119,049

$204,193

Arizona

$87,178

$109,526

$187,860

Arkansas

$84,643

$106,343

$182,399

California

$100,328

$126,048

$216,198

Colorado

$91,287

$114,690

$196,716

Connecticut

$97,946

$123,056

$211,066

Delaware

$94,904

$119,234

$204,511

Florida

$94,449

$114,893

$197,065

Georgia

$37,033

$45,629

$79,803

Hawaii

$88,937

$111,737

$191,652

Idaho

$85,198

$107,039

$183,593

Illinois

$91,516

$114,977

$197,209

Indiana

$87,643

$110,111

$188,864

Iowa

$85,183

$107,020

$183,562

Kansas

$84,765

$106,495

$182,661

Kentucky

$85,370

$107,256

$183,965

Louisiana

$87,167

$109,513

$187,837

Maine

$86,521

$108,701

$186,445

Maryland

$94,652

$118,917

$203,966

Massachussets

$96,451

$121,177

$207,843

Michigan

$90,785

$114,059

$195,635

Minnesota

$90,805

$114,084

$195,677

Mississippi

$83,774

$105,250

$180,525

Missouri

$87,178

$109,527

$187,861

Montana

$83,264

$104,610

$179,428

Nebraska

$84,831

$106,578

$182,803

Nevada

$91,940

$115,510

$198,123

New Hampshire

$92,548

$116,274

$199,433

New Jersey

$102,726

$129,061

$221,367

New Mexico

$86,850

$109,115

$187,155

New York

$99,268

$124,716

$213,913

North Carolina

$89,477

$112,415

$192,814

North Dakota

$86,732

$108,967

$186,901

Ohio

$89,031

$111,855

$191,854

Oklahoma

$78,696

$82,925

$104,178

Oregon

$89,403

$112,322

$192,655

Pennsylvania

$90,563

$113,779

$195,155

Rhode Island

$93,954

$118,041

$202,464

South Carolina

$86,281

$108,400

$185,929

South Dakota

$85,457

$107,365

$184,153

Tennessee

$85,217

$107,064

$133,962

Texas

$92,183

$115,815

$198,647

Utah

$86,564

$108,756

$186,538

Vermont

$89,260

$112,143

$192,348

Virginia

$93,210

$117,105

$200,859

Washington

$94,494

$118,718

$203,626

Washington DC

$99,876

$125,480

$215,223

West Virginia

$85,255

$107,111

$183,717

Wisconsin

$89,386

$112,301

$192,619

Wyoming

$84,915

$106,684

$182,985

Average Chief Learning Officer Bonus by State

Average Salary

Bonus

Alabama

$111,195

$9,329

Alaska

$119,049

$9,988

Arizona

$109,526

$9,189

Arkansas

$106,343

$8,922

California

$126,048

$10,575

Colorado

$114,690

$9,622

Connecticut

$123,056

$10,324

Delaware

$119,234

$10,004

Florida

$114,893

$9,640

Georgia

$45,629

$3,828

Hawaii

$111,737

$9,375

Idaho

$107,039

$8,981

Illinois

$114,977

$9,647

Indiana

$110,111

$9,238

Iowa

$107,020

$8,979

Kansas

$106,495

$8,935

Kentucky

$107,256

$8,999

Louisiana

$109,513

$9,188

Maine

$108,701

$9,120

Maryland

$118,917

$9,977

Massachussets

$121,177

$10,167

Michigan

$114,059

$9,570

Minnesota

$114,084

$9,572

Mississippi

$105,250

$8,830

Missouri

$109,527

$9,189

Montana

$104,610

$8,777

Nebraska

$106,578

$8,942

Nevada

$115,510

$9,691

New Hampshire

$116,274

$9,755

New Jersey

$129,061

$10,828

New Mexico

$109,115

$9,155

New York

$124,716

$10,464

North Carolina

$112,415

$19,432

North Dakota

$108,967

$9,142

Ohio

$111,855

$9,385

Oklahoma

$82,925

$8,741

Oregon

$112,322

$9,424

Pennsylvania

$113,779

$9,546

Rhode Island

$118,041

$9,904

South Carolina

$108,400

$9,095

South Dakota

$107,365

$9,008

Tennessee

$107,064

$8,983

Texas

$115,815

$9,717

Utah

$108,756

$9,125

Vermont

$112,143

$9,409

Virginia

$117,105

$9,825

Washington

$118,718

$9,960

Washington DC

$125,480

$10,528

West Virginia

$107,111

$8,987

Wisconsin

$112,301

$9,422

Wyoming

$106,684

$8,951

Sources:
http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Learning_Officer/Salary
https://www.linkedin.com/title/chief-learning-officer
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/chief-learning-officer-everything-you-need-know-andrew-fayad
https://www.salaryexpert.com/salary/job/chief-learning-officer/united-states