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Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Architect is $105,647 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary (?
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$69,549 - $140,836
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MEDIAN: $105,647
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Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary (?
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$32.25 - $102.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,549 - $140,836  
   
Bonus
$997 - $21,716  
Profit Sharing
$1,812 - $13,876  
Commission
$17,500 - $34,500  
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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$71,060 - $159,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,070
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$32.25 - $102.80  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $126.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$997 - $21,716  
   
Commission
$17,500 - $34,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,812 - $13,876  
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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$71,060 - $159,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Architect

An information technology (IT) architect plays an important part in managing the technological components of a business, specifically security architecture and business plans. IT architects ensure compliance with existing rules and regulations, as well as spearhead the creation and implementation of updated and new security architecture/systems. IT architects also work in risk assessment, foreseeing potential security risks. This career field typically offers a 40-hour workweek and is a salaried position. IT architects usually work in office environments. Occasional travel to industry-related events may be required.
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Information Technology (IT) Architect Tasks
  • Oversee the development of future component architectures and migration plans.
  • Conceive, design, prototype, and test new methods, algorithms, and models.
  • Define and enforce appropriate technical standards and procedures.
  • Lead the research and development of new software products and applications.
  • Define system, technical and application architectures for major areas of development.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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National Average
$114,000
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Information Technology (IT) Architect Reviews

What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Architect at AT&T Inc.?
Information Technology (IT) Architect in St. Louis:
"Decent security, not much technical excellence."
Pros: Very good work-life balance and good benefits, pretty good job security. Sometimes elevated access to vendors. Generally flexible with telecommuting and work schedule.
Cons: Very slow technical evolution. Technical excellence is not highly respected, more a game of corporate politics.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

National Average
$114,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Oracle
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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IT Management
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Project Management
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UNIX
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National Average
$114,000
SQL
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Java
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%