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Senior Software Architect Salary

The average salary for a Senior Software Architect is $118,098 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$87,828 - $150,039
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MEDIAN: $118,097
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$47.81 - $119.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$87,828 - $150,039  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $24,517  
Profit Sharing
$1,966 - $15,317  
Commission
$9,826 - $25,434  
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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$91,444 - $169,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,119
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$47.81 - $119.46  
   
Overtime
$40.51 - $100.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,005 - $24,517  
   
Commission
$9,826 - $25,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,966 - $15,317  
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).
)
$91,444 - $169,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Job Description for Senior Software Architect

The senior software architect is largely responsible for the development of new programs and software for technologically based organizations. This position includes working with a team of individuals to identify the goals of the software, develop a system for implementation, and overseeing the development process. This includes reviewing code that subordinates have written to ensure it is works correctly and researching the most up-to-date techniques in software design. In addition, the senior software architect spends a great deal of time communicating progress on software development to subordinates, clients, project managers, and business analysts; they must be able to discuss implementation in terms and conditions that the individual less familiar with software development can understand.

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Senior Software Architect Tasks

  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for software applications, including web, client, server, and others.
  • Design new software applications.
  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.

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National Average
$126,000



Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries

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Software Architecture
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$126,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 519 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%