The average pay for a Software Architect is C$98,166 per year. A skill in C is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

C$71,370 - C$127,676
C$71K
C$98K
C$130K
MEDIAN: C$98,012
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C$49.68 - C$92.50
C$50
C$72
C$92
MEDIAN: C$72.41
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$71,370 - C$127,676  
   
Bonus
C$1,350 - C$14,681  
Profit Sharing
C$585 - C$12,307  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$75,829 - C$138,469  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$31C$62C$93
Hourly Rate
C$49.68 - C$92.50  
   
Overtime
C$49.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$70KC$140KC$210K
Bonus
C$1,350 - C$14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
C$585 - C$12,307  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$75,829 - C$138,469  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

Pay by Experience for a Software Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Software Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 132 salaries. A Software Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$101,441

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Software Architect Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Architect?

Software Architect in Montreal:
"challenging and fullfilling"
Pros: decide software design strategy
Cons: dealing with non software clients

Software Architect in Calgary:
"Cybersecurity Technical Architect"
Pros: I work independantly and produce outputs that are of value to other people. I have an advisory role and people value my advice.
Cons: I have too much to do for the time I have scheduled for work. I can work from home, but it is difficult to do since the VPN access is not very fast.

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Key Stats for Software Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries

▲22%

▼0%

National Average
C$101,000

▼2%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

C
▲15%

▲7%


C++
▲1%

SQL
▲1%

National Average
C$101,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼2%

C#
▼3%

▼4%




▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%
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