The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Architect is $102,831 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.
Information Technology (IT) Architect Total Pay (?
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$66,925 - $137,163
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MEDIAN: $102,831
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Information Technology (IT) Architect Total Pay (?
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$32.45 - $103.64
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MEDIAN: $67.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,925 - $137,163  
   
Bonus
$1,028 - $20,703  
Profit Sharing
$1,497 - $14,948  
Commission
$-0.50 - $49,316  
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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$69,386 - $156,129  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$32.45 - $103.64  
   
Overtime
$31.25 - $109.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,028 - $20,703  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$1,497 - $14,948  
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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$69,386 - $156,129  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,467
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Architect
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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San Jose
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Seattle
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National Average
$110,000
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

National Average
$110,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

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Oracle
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IT Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Project Management
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UNIX
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National Average
$110,000
Java
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Cisco Networking
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SQL
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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