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Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Average pay for an Experienced Information Technology Architect is considerable, rounding six figures at $112K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $24K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Information Technology Architects can bottom out near $82K or peak near $162K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$80,228 - $144,754
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $112,342
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$46.15 - $109.32
(Median)
$46
$75
$110
MEDIAN: $75.00
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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
$80,228 - $144,754  
   
Bonus
$1,332 - $24,295  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $14,598  
Commission
$7,500 - $30,968  
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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$82,406 - $162,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,335
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$46.15 - $109.32  
   
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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,332 - $24,295  
   
Commission
$7,500 - $30,968  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $14,598  
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).
)
$82,406 - $162,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect


For Experienced Information Technology Architects, comfortable salaries can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp; in fact, median earnings sit around $115K, the highest in the area.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $105K) but some workers make up to $166K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Experienced Information Technology Architects in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Experienced Information Technology Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+19 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Denver and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Virtualization
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

IT Management
0%

UNIX
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$121,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%
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