Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary
Commissions form a big slice (just under one in three) of total compensation for Experienced Information Technology Architects. The median income in this area hovers around $124K. Total cash compensation to Experienced Information Technology Architects bottoms out near $88K and approaches $167K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Experienced Information Technology Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Although International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $119K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $69K on the low end all the way up to $169K at the top.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $111K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $143K, however.
Pay Difference by Location
New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Information Technology Architects, 21 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Information Technology Architects will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Information Technology Architect's salary, with Omaha Experienced Information Technology Architects earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Columbus and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.