Generous salaries abound for Data Architects with Microsoft SQL Server skills , with average pay above six figures ($110K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Male Data Architects with Microsoft SQL Server skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,527 - $156,192
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MEDIAN: $110,301
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$28.11 - $90.01
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$28
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MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,527 - $156,192  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $18,347  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$69,492 - $164,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$28.11 - $90.01  
   
Overtime
$64.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$2,061 - $18,347  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$69,492 - $164,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Data Architect

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Data Architects with Microsoft SQL Server skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $85K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $93K on average. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $124K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Data Architect Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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