Late-Career Principal Architect Salary

Compensation for Late-Career Principal Architects is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($137K). Cash earnings for Late-Career Principal Architects — including $40K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $92K to $197K depending on individual performance. There are far more male Late-Career Principal Architects survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Late-Career Principal Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$90,662 - $179,521
$91K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $136,523
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$36.00 - $75.25
$41
MEDIAN: $40.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$90,662 - $179,521  
   
Bonus
$4,085 - $39,935  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,303  
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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$91,722 - $196,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$40.69  
   
Overtime
$49.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,085 - $39,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,303  
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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$91,722 - $196,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $148,101

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Home to some of the best pay for Late-Career Principal Architects, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Late-Career Principal Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+15 percent), Boston (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Denver (+3 percent). Late-Career Principal Architects in Seattle take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average.

Key Stats for Principal Architect

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Principal Architect Salaries

Software Architecture
▲17%

National Average
$148,000

Project Management
▼2%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%