Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Experienced Information Technology Architects can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $113K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Experienced Information Technology Architects, overall income ranges from $83K near the bottom to $163K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Information Technology Architects. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$80,729 - $144,800
(Median)
$81K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $113,076
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$46.33 - $117.92
(Median)
$46
$77
$120
MEDIAN: $76.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,729 - $144,800  
   
Bonus
$1,034 - $24,695  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $14,535  
Commission
$7,500 - $36,000  
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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$82,907 - $162,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$46.33 - $117.92  
   
Overtime
$39.15 - $113.35  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,034 - $24,695  
   
Commission
$7,500 - $36,000  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $14,535  
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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$82,907 - $162,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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IBM Global Services does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $114K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $79K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $172K.

While select International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. employees may bring in up to $160K, a median salary of only $104K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Experienced Information Technology Architects, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Linux
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Virtualization
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

IT Management
0%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
0%

National Average
$121,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Cisco Networking
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
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