Enterprise Architect, IT Salary (United States)

Compensation for IT Enterprise Architects in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($130,488). Total cash income, which bottoms out near $88,115 and peaks near $154,981, incorporates potential for more than $29K from bonuses and close to $19,062 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The majority of IT Enterprise Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Enterprise Architect, IT Salary (?
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$88,115 - $154,981
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MEDIAN: $121,705
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Enterprise Architect, IT Salary (?
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$52.92 - $122.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,115 - $154,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,931  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $19,062  
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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$91,706 - $182,243  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 774
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$52.92 - $122.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $117.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,931  
   
Profit Sharing
$984 - $19,062  
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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$91,706 - $182,243  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 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 Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 11 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. Most people familiar with 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.
IT Enterprise Architects do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Surpassing six figures, earnings reach $118K after five to 10 years, and typically start at $100K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $133K. As IT Enterprise Architects reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $140K. The majority of IT Enterprise Architects have only 10 to 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with more than 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with one to 10 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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National Average
$130,000
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Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, IT Enterprise Architects in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Enterprise Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent).

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Experience Affects Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

National Average
$130,000

Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
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Strategy Development
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System Architecture
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Network Architecture / Design
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Software Architecture
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$130,000
IT Security & Infrastructure
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IT Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 7%
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