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Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

Total annual pay for IT Enterprise Architects is approximately $131K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — just under a third on average. Total cash compensation for IT Enterprise Architects runs from $91K to $183K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $29K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the specific employer and geography. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$87,218 - $155,763
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$87K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,030
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$56.67 - $127.95
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$57
$97
$130
MEDIAN: $97.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,218 - $155,763  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $29,271  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $18,643  
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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$90,534 - $182,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 954
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$56.67 - $127.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $115.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$198.66 - $29,271  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $18,643  
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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$90,534 - $182,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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


Survey results imply that IT Enterprise Architects deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 pay less than market rate include Project Management. For most people, competency in Enterprise Application Integration indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for IT Enterprise Architects — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Inexperienced workers earn around $96K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $115K. IT Enterprise Architects who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $134K. IT Enterprise Architects with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $143K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for IT Enterprise Architects that is 20 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. IT Enterprise Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+18 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 1 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
$131,000



Skills That Affect Enterprise Architect, IT Salaries

Java/J2EE
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System Architecture
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IT Management
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Network Architecture / Design
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Software Architecture
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National Average
$131,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
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: 77% employee benefits None: 7%