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Principal Software Architect Salary (United States)

A Principal Software Architect earns an average salary of $136,575 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Software Architect Salary (?
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$103,984 - $177,873
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National Salary Data

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$103,984 - $177,873  
   
Bonus
$2,051 - $33,790  
Profit Sharing
$2,980 - $20,134  
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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$107,010 - $199,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Principal Software Architect

  • Identify product requirements and limitations to ensure system function.
  • Confer with users, sponsors and stakeholders to identify their vision and needs; design a software or group of software that meet client’s needs.
  • Drive technology innovation and research; lead technology strategy through market analyses, and share emerging technology trends with team.
  • Provide practical solutions to problems that arise during the engineering and architectural processes.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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$150,000
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Experience Affects Principal Software Architect Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$150,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Architect Salaries

C++
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Software Architecture
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Linux
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National Average
$150,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%