Average pay for an Enterprise Architecture Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $137K per year. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Enterprise Architecture Directors is high. Men account for the majority of Enterprise Architecture Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,229 - $176,166
MEDIAN: $136,598

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$119,929 - $212,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Enterprise Architecture Director

Enterprise architecture directors are in charge of leading all enterprise architecture design and development efforts on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for creating initiatives that will become the foundation of their company's support system and also participate in architecture meetings to brainstorm features and necessities in their workplace.


Enterprise Architecture Director Tasks

  • Lead and set standards for governance and technical infrastructure.
  • Advocate for data quality and provide end user training and root cause analysis.
  • Forecast plans and strategy for data and technology transitions, future goals, and needed skills.
  • Oversee documentation of roadmaps, models, communication protocols, and market trends.

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Popular Skills for Enterprise Architecture Director

Enterprise Architecture Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Enterprise Application Integration, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Solutions, and System Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Software Architecture are, more often than not, also skilled in Enterprise Solutions.

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What is it like working as an Enterprise Architecture Director?

Enterprise Architecture Director in Albany:
"Guide The Company's IT Efforts To The Big Picture."
Pros: Focus on where we need to be for the long term -- guiding day to day execution with long term in mind.
Cons: Sometimes in order to see the change we make you need to stand far back -- we have success over the long haul.

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Experience Affects Enterprise Architecture Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Enterprise Architecture Director Salaries

Enterprise Application Integration
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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
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Enterprise Solutions
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System Architecture

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Software Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 3%