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Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

Total annual pay for IT Enterprise Architects is approximately $132K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — just under one in three on average. Final cash compensation to IT Enterprise Architects varies from around $90K to approximately $183K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $29K and $18K, respectively. While tenure and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. The majority of IT Enterprise Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$86,863 - $155,570
(Median)
$87K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,025
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$57.99 - $126.95
(Median)
$58
$97
$130
MEDIAN: $97.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$86,863 - $155,570  
   
Bonus
$354.79 - $29,417  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $18,313  
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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$90,242 - $182,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 981
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$57.99 - $126.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $115.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$354.79 - $29,417  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $18,313  
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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$90,242 - $182,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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 offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $158K.

Popular Skills for Enterprise Architect, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. Those educated in Enterprise Application Integration tend to be well versed in 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.


IT Enterprise Architects generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The relatively untested earn a median of $95K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $116K. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Enterprise Architects make a median salary of $134K. 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 $143K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Enterprise Architects, 22 percent higher than the national average. IT Enterprise Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 1 percent.

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
up arrow 13%





System Architecture
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Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$132,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

IT Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

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%
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