Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Experienced Information Technology Architects receive generous compensation — earning an average of $115K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Information Technology Architects stretch from $83K on the lower end to $165K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Experienced Information Technology Architects is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took 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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Although IBM Global Services heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $114K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $79K to $172K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. While salaries on one end can reach $163K, the company's median pay sits at $105K, the lowest in the field.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $122,287

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Information Technology Architects, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Information Technology Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+19 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 6 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Minneapolis (3 percent lower).

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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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