Chief Architect, IT Salary

A Chief Architect, IT earns an average salary of $148,018 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$101,728 - $186,792
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MEDIAN: $148,294
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$101,728 - $186,792  
   
Bonus
$3,109 - $36,047  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,732  
Commission
$37,500  
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$104,956 - $207,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Architect, IT

Pay by Experience for a Chief Architect, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Architect, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Architect, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Chief Architect, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 117 salaries. A Chief Architect, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $158,561

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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 25 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
54%
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Experience Affects Chief Architect, IT Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$159,000

▼2%

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

Enterprise Application Integration
▲9%


C++
▲2%

▲1%


System Architecture
▼0%


National Average
$159,000



UNIX
▼2%

HTML
▼4%


SQL
▼7%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼13%

Enterprise Solutions
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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