Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for IT Enterprise Architects — just under one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $131K. Overall cash earnings for IT Enterprise Architects stretch from $90K on the lower end to $182K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $30K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by career length and location. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Enterprise Architects. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$87,144 - $155,721
(Median)
$87K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,063
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$54.25 - $125.92
(Median)
$54
$97
$130
MEDIAN: $96.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,144 - $155,721  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $29,554  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $18,183  
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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$90,278 - $181,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,027
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$54.25 - $125.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $115.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$487.22 - $29,554  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $18,183  
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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$90,278 - $181,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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


Microsoft Corp attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $158K.

Popular Skills for Enterprise Architect, IT


IT Enterprise Architects report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Strategy Development, Enterprise Application Integration, and Enterprise Solutions are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include IT Management and Project Management. Most people experienced in Enterprise Application Integration also know Enterprise Solutions and System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Enterprise Architect, IT

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $96K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $116K. For IT Enterprise Architects, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $134K. IT Enterprise Architects who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $143K.

Pay Difference by Location


For IT Enterprise Architects, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. IT Enterprise Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+18 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Denver (3 percent less).

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
$131,000



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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Software Architecture
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National Average
$131,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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