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Chief Architect, IT Salary

The average salary for a Chief Architect, IT is $140,579 per year. A skill in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) 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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$101,780 - $172,696
(Median)
$100K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $140,578
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$22.15 - $248.32
(Median)
$22
$66
$250
MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$101,780 - $172,696  
   
Bonus
$3,964 - $34,216  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $17,617  
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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$105,316 - $193,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $248.32  
   
Overtime
$49.07 - $66.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$3,964 - $34,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $17,617  
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).
)
$105,316 - $193,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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
$149,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
up arrow 33%

C++
up arrow 6%

Enterprise Application Integration
up arrow 6%


IT Management
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 2%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

HTML
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$149,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%