Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Salaries for Experienced Information Technology Architects are generous, with average pay above six figures ($115K) per year. Total cash earnings of Experienced Information Technology Architects range from $83K on the low end to $165K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $26K and $15K, respectively. Location 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 snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$81,331 - $146,919
(Median)
$81K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $114,977
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$40.35 - $111.91
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MEDIAN: $76.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,331 - $146,919  
   
Bonus
$1,153 - $25,513  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $15,319  
Commission
$30,000  
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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$83,359 - $164,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$40.35 - $111.91  
   
Overtime
$10.67 - $114.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,153 - $25,513  
   
Commission
$30,000  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $15,319  
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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$83,359 - $164,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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The biggest paychecks can be found at IBM Global Services — the median salary there is $114K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $79K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $172K.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $105K) but some workers make up to $163K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $122,287

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Experienced Information Technology Architects will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Experienced Information Technology Architects will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Philadelphia and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 3 percent less than the median.

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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Oracle
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UNIX
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Linux
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Virtualization
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System Architecture
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Java
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National Average
$122,000

IT Management
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SQL
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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