Experienced Principal Architect Salary

Experienced Principal Architects can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $135K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Experienced Principal Architects — which occasionally include more than $36K from bonuses and more than $21K from profit sharing — stretch from around $101K to approximately $194K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Experienced Principal Architects is high.

$93,144 - $174,074
$93K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,053
10%
50%
90%

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$49.13 - $101.74
$68
MEDIAN: $67.50
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,144 - $174,074  
   
Bonus
$4,085 - $35,670  
Profit Sharing
$1,260 - $20,608  
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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$100,858 - $194,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$67.50  
   
Overtime
$66.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$4,085 - $35,670  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,260 - $20,608  
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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$100,858 - $194,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Key Stats for Principal Architect

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
10-19 years
71%
20 years or more
29%
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Skills That Affect Principal Architect Salaries

System Architecture
▲14%

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
▲10%

Software Architecture
▲4%

National Average
$146,000

Software Development
▼4%

Design
▼5%

Project Management
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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