A Senior Software Architect earns an average salary of $126,397 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.

$94,698 - $162,871
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$95K
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MEDIAN: $126,397
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$48.67 - $120.69
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MEDIAN: $82.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$94,698 - $162,871  
   
Bonus
$3,045 - $27,408  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $24,881  
Commission
$30,000  
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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$97,300 - $182,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.67 - $120.69  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $119.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,045 - $27,408  
   
Commission
$30,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $24,881  
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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$97,300 - $182,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $135,540

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Experience Affects Senior Software Architect Salaries



National Average
$136,000



Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries

Java
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Software Architecture
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Java/J2EE
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C
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National Average
$136,000

C++
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JavaScript
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Linux
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.NET
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SQL
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HTML
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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