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Enterprise Architect, IT Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (just under one in three on average) of overall compensation for IT Enterprise Architects, and the median take-home for this group lies near $132K. Final cash compensation to IT Enterprise Architects varies from around $91K to approximately $183K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $29K and $18K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$88,103 - $155,295
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MEDIAN: $122,159
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$54.63 - $125.44
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MEDIAN: $97.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,103 - $155,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,270  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $18,246  
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$91,433 - $182,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 839
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Hourly Rate
$54.63 - $125.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $115.77  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,270  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $18,246  
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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$91,433 - $182,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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


IT Enterprise Architects seem to wield many skills 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. It is often found that people who know Enterprise Application Integration are also skilled 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $98K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $117K. For IT Enterprise Architects, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $133K. 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


For those looking to make money, IT Enterprise Architects in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Enterprise Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent), New York (+11 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 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
up arrow 4%

Network Architecture / Design
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Software Architecture
0%

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 150 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%