A Chief Architect, IT earns an average salary of $132,690 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Architect, IT Total Pay (?
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$98,475 - $164,774
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MEDIAN: $132,690
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Chief Architect, IT Total Pay (?
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$38.98 - $253.42
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MEDIAN: $77.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$98,475 - $164,774  
   
Bonus
$3,996 - $33,393  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $20,729  
Commission
$19,442 - $31,844  
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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$101,670 - $187,301  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$38.98 - $253.42  
   
Overtime
$49.48 - $106.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$3,996 - $33,393  
   
Commission
$19,442 - $31,844  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $20,729  
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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$101,670 - $187,301  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 579
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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
San Francisco
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Boston
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Washington
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New York
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Seattle
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Austin
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National Average
$144,000
Dallas
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Chief Architect, IT Salaries

National Average
$144,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

C++
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Java
up arrow 5%
SQL
up arrow 2%
HTML
up arrow 1%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%
IT Management
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National Average
$144,000
Project Management
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 125 votes.
Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
40%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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