Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

IT Enterprise Architects enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($123K) annually in the United States. Overall cash earnings for IT Enterprise Architects stretch from $91K on the lower end to $183K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $30K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. While career length and geography impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most IT Enterprise Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$88,198 - $157,066
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$88K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,377
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$52.92 - $135.13
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MEDIAN: $97.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,198 - $157,066  
   
Bonus
$967 - $30,383  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $19,435  
Commission
$36,973  
Total Pay (?
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$90,822 - $183,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,190
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Hourly Rate
$52.92 - $135.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $130.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$967 - $30,383  
   
Commission
$36,973  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $19,435  
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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$90,822 - $183,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $158K.

Popular Skills for Enterprise Architect, IT


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include IT Management and Project Management. Most people familiar with 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $97K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $117K. IT Enterprise Architects bring in $136K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $145K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $133,351

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for IT Enterprise Architects, 23 percent above the national average. IT Enterprise Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Washington (+11 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average.

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
$133,000



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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National Average
$133,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Project Management
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IT Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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