Senior Software Architect Salary

A Senior Software Architect earns an average salary of $129,148 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$95,112 - $163,756
$95K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $129,148
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$43.28 - $120.97
$43
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$120
MEDIAN: $78.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$95,112 - $163,756  
   
Bonus
$3,046 - $27,134  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $25,222  
Commission
$42,500  
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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$97,196 - $182,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 943
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$43.28 - $120.97  
   
Overtime
$66.34  
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
$3,046 - $27,134  
   
Commission
$42,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $25,222  
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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$97,196 - $182,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Architect

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Software Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 690 salaries. A Senior Software Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 273 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $137,418

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Key Stats for Senior Software Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
28%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Software Architect Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$137,000

▼7%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries

▲3%


C
▼0%

Java/J2EE
▼0%

National Average
$137,000

▼2%

▼3%

C++
▼4%


SQL
▼4%


▼4%

▼4%


C#
▼9%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%