Generous salaries abound for IT Enterprise Architects in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($126K) per year. Total incomes of IT Enterprise Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $31K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $92K and $186K. While career length and geographic location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$90,025 - $162,466  
   
Bonus
$2,586 - $31,156  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $20,000  
Commission
$36,000  
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$91,949 - $185,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 786
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$46.00 - $146.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $278.75  
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$2,586 - $31,156  
   
Commission
$36,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $20,000  
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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$91,949 - $185,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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 deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing, and Enterprise Application Integration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Those listing .NET as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. C# Programming Language and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Enterprise Application Integration are, more often than not, 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 many IT Enterprise Architects, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $99K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $122K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $139K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $150K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $135,777

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

Philadelphia offers some of the highest pay in the country for IT Enterprise Architects, 29 percent above the national average. IT Enterprise Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 2 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa.

Enterprise Architect, IT Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Enterprise Architect, IT

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries



National Average
$136,000



Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
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National Average
$136,000




SQL
up arrow 20%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 24%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 25%

.NET
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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