The average salary for a Chief Architect, IT is $146,935 per year. A skill in Enterprise Application Integration is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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MEDIAN: $146,934
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$60.98 - $65.73
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MEDIAN: $63.00
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$101,874 - $185,173  
   
Bonus
$3,077 - $35,433  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $39,453  
Commission
$43,000  
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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$104,423 - $205,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$63.68  
   
Overtime
$62.00  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,077 - $35,433  
   
Commission
$43,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $39,453  
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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$104,423 - $205,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Chief Architect, IT

Chief information technology (IT) architects are responsible for the IT infrastructure of an organization. They lead the development and delivery of strategic technology solutions that fit the business' needs. Additionally, they are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating business systems and user needs. Chief IT architects work closely with a variety of product and business owners to help understand and clarify business requirements. Additionally, they collaborate with other teams and architects in their organization. Another responsibility of theirs is helping guide technology investments at many different levels in an organization. Chief architects' work hours may vary, and they usually work indoors in an office setting; however, this may vary by organization.

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Chief Architect, IT Tasks

  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for information technology and systems, including software, hardware, and processes, in support of business needs.
  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
  • Design new information technology systems.

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Key Stats for Chief Architect, IT

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
53%
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Experience Affects Chief Architect, IT Salaries


National Average
$156,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

Enterprise Application Integration
up arrow 11%

IT Management
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 3%

System Architecture
0%

UNIX
0%

Software Architecture
0%

National Average
$156,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%

Enterprise Solutions
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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