IT Enterprise Architects enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($126K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for IT Enterprise Architects — including $31K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $92K to $187K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Enterprise Architects. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$89,567 - $162,134
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$90K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $126,021
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$46.00 - $146.39
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$46
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MEDIAN: $83.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$89,567 - $162,134  
   
Bonus
$2,936 - $30,925  
Profit Sharing
$1,917 - $19,727  
Commission
$36,000  
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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$91,518 - $187,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 769
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$46.00 - $146.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $278.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$2,936 - $30,925  
   
Commission
$36,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,917 - $19,727  
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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$91,518 - $187,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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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


IT Enterprise Architects seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Enterprise Application Integration, Service Oriented Architecture, and Strategy Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those listing C# Programming Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Enterprise Application Integration also know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of IT Enterprise Architects. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $99K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $120K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $140K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $151K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $136,675

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, 33 percent above the national average. IT Enterprise Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa. Minneapolis and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 1 percent less than the median.

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
$137,000



Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
up arrow 9%



Enterprise Solutions
up arrow 4%

Strategy Development
up arrow 4%

Software Architecture
up arrow 4%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 4%

System Architecture
up arrow 1%

Network Architecture / Design
0%

National Average
$137,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 2%

IT Management
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SQL
up arrow 22%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 25%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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