Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than a third) of total compensation for IT Enterprise Architects. The median income in this area hovers around $132K. Total cash compensation to IT Enterprise Architects approaches anywhere from $90K on the lower end to $182K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $30K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. While career duration and geographic location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Work is enjoyable for IT Enterprise Architects, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$87,174 - $155,827
(Median)
$87K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,194
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$54.25 - $125.92
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$54
$97
$130
MEDIAN: $96.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,174 - $155,827  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $29,511  
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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$90,305 - $182,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
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Hourly Rate
$54.25 - $125.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $115.77  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$482.88 - $29,511  
   
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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$90,305 - $182,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


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


IT Enterprise Architects seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $96K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $116K. IT Enterprise Architects with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $134K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $144K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, IT Enterprise Architects in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Enterprise Architects will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver and Minneapolis (1 percent lower).

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 173 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
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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