The average pay for a Chief Software Architect is $154,454 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Java/J2EE is associated with high pay for this job.

$105,432 - $217,733
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $154,454
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$105,432 - $217,733  
   
Bonus
$4,932 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$111,577 - $233,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Experience Affects Chief Software Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$162,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Chief Software Architect Salaries

Java/J2EE
up arrow 35%

Java
up arrow 8%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 7%

Software Architecture
up arrow 4%

Software Development
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National Average
$162,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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