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Chief Architect, IT Salary (United States)

A Chief Architect, IT earns an average salary of $135,252 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Architect, IT Salary (?
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$100,892 - $168,495
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MEDIAN: $135,251
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Chief Architect, IT Salary (?
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$34.56 - $265.00
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MEDIAN: $86.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$100,892 - $168,495  
   
Bonus
$3,452 - $32,506  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $13,178  
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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$104,391 - $189,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$34.56 - $265.00  
   
Overtime
$49.48 - $106.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$3,452 - $32,506  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $13,178  
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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$104,391 - $189,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Boston
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San Francisco
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Phoenix
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New York
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Seattle
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National Average
$146,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Chief Architect, IT Salaries

National Average
$146,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

C++
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 3%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 2%
HTML
up arrow 1%
Software Architecture
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IT Management
0%
UNIX
0%
National Average
$146,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%