Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Generous salaries abound for Experienced Information Technology Architects , with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Total cash earnings of Experienced Information Technology Architects range from $83K on the low end to $163K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $25K and $14K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,870 - $144,958

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$44.66 - $117.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,870 - $144,958  
   
Bonus
$1,029 - $24,782  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $14,474  
Commission
$6,104 - $38,884  
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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$82,876 - $162,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$44.66 - $117.92  
   
Overtime
$39.15 - $113.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,029 - $24,782  
   
Commission
$6,104 - $38,884  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $14,474  
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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$82,876 - $162,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $160K, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $104K, the lowest in the field.

Pay Difference by Location


California cities San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles are lucrative areas for Experienced Information Technology Architects, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. In Charlotte, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Minneapolis and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Linux
up arrow 6%

Virtualization
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
0%

National Average
$121,000

IT Management
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 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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