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Enterprise Architecture Director Salary

Enterprise Architecture Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $162K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation for Enterprise Architecture Directors runs from $112K to $208K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $41K and profit sharing that can reach almost $25K. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Enterprise Architecture Directors. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$105,474 - $177,464
MEDIAN: $141,861

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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.
$105,474 - $177,464  
$9,156 - $40,544  
Profit Sharing
$3,854 - $25,342  
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).
$111,773 - $207,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Enterprise Architecture Director

Enterprise Architecture Directors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Enterprise Solutions, System Architecture, Enterprise Application Integration, and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Software Architecture are, more often than not, also skilled in Enterprise Application Integration.

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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

National Average

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Skills That Affect Enterprise Architecture Director Salaries

Enterprise Solutions
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System Architecture
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Enterprise Application Integration
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Software Architecture
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 85% employee benefits None: 4%