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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. In the world of Experienced Information Technology Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $82K and $162K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $25K and $15K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,105 - $144,614
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $112,005
10%
50%
90%

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$45.98 - $107.83
(Median)
$46
$75
$110
MEDIAN: $74.00
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50%
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
$80,105 - $144,614  
   
Bonus
$1,450 - $24,531  
Profit Sharing
$1,012 - $14,751  
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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$82,174 - $162,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
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
$45.98 - $107.83  
   
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
$1,450 - $24,531  
   
Commission
$7,500 - $30,968  
Profit Sharing
$1,012 - $14,751  
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).
)
$82,174 - $162,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp offers the largest salaries in town — $115K on average.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $111K) but some workers make up to $164K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Experienced Information Technology Architects in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles — the highest-paid cities for Experienced Information Technology Architects in California and the United States — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Denver and 2 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Virtualization
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Oracle
up arrow 2%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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IT Management
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$120,000

SQL
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Project Management
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 4%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 288 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%