The average pay for a Principal Architect is $120,784 per year. A skill in Storage Area Networking (SAN) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Architect Total Pay (?
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$74,921 - $161,202
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MEDIAN: $120,783
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$74,921 - $161,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,883  
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $20,386  
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$79,373 - $191,596  
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Job Description for Principal Architect
  • Delegate work and provide oversight of group work plans.
  • Manage an architectural team of junior and senior architects as well as administrative personnel.
  • Responsible for all architectural design aspects of large or complex projects.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met on time and on budget.
Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
up arrow 34%
Dallas
up arrow 13%
Los Angeles
up arrow 12%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
San Francisco
up arrow 1%
National Average
$134,000
Boston
up arrow 7%
Denver
up arrow 11%
Seattle
up arrow 28%
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Experience Affects Principal Architect Salaries

National Average
$134,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Principal Architect Salaries

Java
up arrow 10%
Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 10%
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
up arrow 9%
Software Architecture
up arrow 6%
Design
0%
National Average
$134,000
Project Management
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
48%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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