Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

IT Enterprise Architects in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $123K per year on average. Final cash compensation to IT Enterprise Architects varies from around $91K to approximately $183K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $30K and $19K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career length and location. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$88,198 - $157,066
(Median)
$88K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,377
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$52.92 - $135.13
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$53
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MEDIAN: $97.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,198 - $157,066  
   
Bonus
$967 - $30,383  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $19,435  
Commission
$36,973  
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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$90,822 - $183,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$52.92 - $135.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $130.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$967 - $30,383  
   
Commission
$36,973  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $19,435  
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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$90,822 - $183,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Enterprise Architect, IT

Enterprise architects maintain information technology (IT) networks and services used by their organization. This work is typically mental, although some physical work may be required, such as driving a vehicle to destinations that require IT services. Tasks performed by enterprise architects include maintaining IT services and projects, keeping the business up to date with new technology, providing feedback to the company on IT networks and potential improvements, and working with other staff on a variety of projects. Enterprise architects interact with external customers, developmental teams within the business to work on projects, and senior IT management to help keep all IT assets run properly. A typical work day for enterprise architects consists of working full time during regular business hours.

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Enterprise Architect, IT Tasks

  • Determine technical needs such as hardware, software, scalability and security requirements.
  • Coordinate design and integration of overall architecture and parts of proposed systems with clients.
  • Translate business needs to develop solutions from design to technological product.
  • Oversee developer teams to ensure that product is delivered on time and to specifications.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Enterprise Architect, IT


IT Enterprise Architects flock to Microsoft Corp for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $158K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Enterprise Architect, IT


Survey results imply that IT Enterprise Architects deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Enterprise Application Integration, Service Oriented Architecture, and Strategy Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like IT Management and Project Management. It is often found that people who know Enterprise Application Integration are also skilled in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Enterprise Architect, IT

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


For IT Enterprise Architects, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $97K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $117K. On average, IT Enterprise Architects make $136K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $145K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $133,351

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, IT Enterprise Architects in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Enterprise Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Washington (+11 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte.

Enterprise Architect, IT Reviews

What is it like working as an Enterprise Architect, IT?

Enterprise Architect, IT in Scott AFB:
"Provide architecture support to the a major command."
Pros: Resolve problems, use the architecture for research, create new architecture artifacts.
Cons: The politics of senior leadership stop progress.

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Experience Affects Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries



National Average
$133,000



Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
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System Architecture
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Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$133,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Project Management
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IT Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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