The average salary for a Chief Architect, IT is $147,267 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise Application Integration. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$100,072 - $183,578
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MEDIAN: $147,266
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MEDIAN: $63.00
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$100,072 - $183,578  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $35,965  
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $39,732  
Commission
$43,000  
Total Pay (?
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$102,401 - $205,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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Hourly Rate
$63.68  
   
Overtime
$62.00  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,990 - $35,965  
   
Commission
$43,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $39,732  
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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$102,401 - $205,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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Experience Affects Chief Architect, IT Salaries


National Average
$155,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
up arrow 28%

Enterprise Application Integration
up arrow 11%

IT Management
up arrow 6%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 6%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 4%

Software Architecture
up arrow 3%

System Architecture
up arrow 2%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$155,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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