Experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

Experienced Information Technology Architects receive generous compensation — earning an average of $119K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Experienced Information Technology Architects, overall income ranges from $87K near the bottom to $168K at the top; this can include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location 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 Experienced Information Technology Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$85,992 - $150,580
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $118,747
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50%
90%

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$28.90 - $143.35
$29
$75
$140
MEDIAN: $74.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$85,992 - $150,580  
   
Bonus
$1,551 - $26,156  
Profit Sharing
$820 - $15,925  
Commission
$35,000  
Total Pay (?
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$87,417 - $168,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 664
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$28.90 - $143.35  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,551 - $26,156  
   
Commission
$35,000  
Profit Sharing
$820 - $15,925  
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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$87,417 - $168,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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The biggest paychecks can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — the median salary there is $118K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $64K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $202K.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $143K, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $111K, the lowest in the field.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $124,579

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

For Experienced Information Technology Architects, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Information Technology Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+21 percent), Washington (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), and Hartford (+12 percent). Experienced Information Technology Architects in Omaha take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers in Dallas and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Architect

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
10-19 years
80%
20 years or more
20%
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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Architect Salaries

Cloud Computing
▲6%

System Architecture
▼0%

National Average
$125,000

Linux
▼1%

Java
▼1%



SQL
▼3%


HTML
▼6%

Project Management
▼7%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▼11%


VMware ESX
▼13%

Network Management / Administration
▼14%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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