Late-Career Principal Architect Salary

Late-Career Principal Architects can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $139K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Late-Career Principal Architects runs from $92K to $200K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $40K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Late-Career Principal Architects are male. Most Late-Career Principal Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$91,174 - $183,507
$91K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $138,927
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$39.04 - $75.00
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MEDIAN: $40.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$91,174 - $183,507  
   
Bonus
$4,146 - $39,541  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,332  
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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$91,749 - $200,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$40.96  
   
Overtime
$49.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,146 - $39,541  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,332  
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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$91,749 - $200,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,165

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For those looking to make money, Late-Career Principal Architects in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Late-Career Principal Architects will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent), Boston (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Denver (+2 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Late-Career Principal Architects in Seattle earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Principal Architect

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Principal Architect Salaries

Software Architecture
▲16%

National Average
$149,000

Project Management
▼3%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%
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