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Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Experienced Information Technology Architects see excellent average salaries — about $119K annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Information Technology Architects stretch from $82K on the lower end to $161K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $24K from bonuses and $14K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Experienced Information Technology Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$79,740 - $143,627
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MEDIAN: $110,751
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$45.06 - $103.13
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MEDIAN: $73.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$79,740 - $143,627  
   
Bonus
$1,489 - $24,313  
Profit Sharing
$1,038 - $14,094  
Commission
$12,000 - $32,000  
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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$81,835 - $161,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.06 - $103.13  
   
Overtime
$8.30 - $110.74  
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
$1,489 - $24,313  
   
Commission
$12,000 - $32,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,038 - $14,094  
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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$81,835 - $161,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $115K.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $108K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $85K while workers on the upper end may rake in $169K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Experienced Information Technology Architects in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Information Technology Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

Skills That Affect Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Virtualization
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Oracle
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IT Management
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National Average
$119,000

UNIX
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Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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SQL
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Java
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 308 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%