Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

IT Enterprise Architects in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $127K per year on average. Total cash earnings of IT Enterprise Architects range from $93K on the low end to $187K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $31K and $20K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. Most IT Enterprise Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$89,648 - $162,464
$90K
$130K
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MEDIAN: $126,753
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$45.69 - $146.81
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MEDIAN: $90.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$89,648 - $162,464  
   
Bonus
$2,553 - $31,227  
Profit Sharing
$1,964 - $19,574  
Commission
$32,000  
Total Pay (?
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$92,690 - $186,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 747
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Hourly Rate
$45.69 - $146.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $278.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$2,553 - $31,227  
   
Commission
$32,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,964 - $19,574  
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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$92,690 - $186,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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


Microsoft Corp leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $158K.

Popular Skills for Enterprise Architect, IT


Survey takers working as IT Enterprise Architects report using a large range of professional skills. 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 6 percent and 9 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 educated in Enterprise Application Integration tend to be well versed in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Enterprise Architect, IT

Pay by Experience for an Enterprise Architect, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Enterprise Architect, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Enterprise Architect, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Enterprise Architect, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 494 salaries. An Enterprise Architect, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 274 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $136,339

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

Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Enterprise Architects, 29 percent higher than the national average. IT Enterprise Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and New York (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Richmond is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Austin and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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 100 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

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$136,000

▼9%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
▲9%








National Average
$136,000




SQL
▼19%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼23%

.NET
▼26%

C# Programming Language
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 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: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 7%
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