Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for IT Enterprise Architects. The median take-home amount in this area is around $132K, and on average, just under a third of that final number comes from commissions. Total incomes of IT Enterprise Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $30K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $90K and $182K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and location. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$54.63 - $126.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,365 - $155,972  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $29,677  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $18,907  
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$90,493 - $182,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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Hourly Rate
$54.63 - $126.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $115.77  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$490.68 - $29,677  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $18,907  
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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$90,493 - $182,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Microsoft Corp, where the average salary comes to $158K.

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, 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many IT Enterprise Architects, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $96K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $116K. IT Enterprise Architects bring in $134K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $144K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Enterprise Architects, 20 percent higher than the national average. IT Enterprise Architects will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), Washington (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Minneapolis and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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
$132,000



Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
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System Architecture
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Software Architecture
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Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$132,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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IT Management
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
51%
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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