Entry-Level Senior Software Architect Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Senior Software Architect is $113,548 per year.

$69,990 - $154,310
MEDIAN: $113,548

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$69,990 - $154,310  
$4,810 - $22,148  
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$74,300 - $160,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Senior Software Architect Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Software Architect in Tampa:
"Career Path."
Ask your HR for tell what career paths you would have for career growth after joining. See if HR is giving you a solid process for career growth or not.

Senior Software Architect in Fort Collins:
"Presentation skills."
Learn how to present value to your audience. An audience wants to know that listening to you will give them value by the end of the presentation. A good presenter can make a strong difference to your overall success.

Senior Software Architect in Orlando:
"Be open to learn and develop your read comprehension skills."
Before start any new project or challenge be sure you understand completely the Business requirements so your solution match what the users expect.

Senior Software Architect in Chicago:
"Always Be Learning And Helping Others."
Humility and compassion are underrated in this field. Your colleagues will invariably have more exposure to certain technologies than you, so embrace that. Even though you might have the final say in technology choices, it is best to share knowledge and let team members contribute the best they have to offer, or at least explain your choices and give them every opportunity to become as productive as possible with new technologies. A leader describes what to do without needing to control how it is done. It is a sign of insecurity when one programmer feels the need to outshine another. Confident professionals help each other and exchange ideas freely to the betterment of the project at hand. Before knowing, there is always not knowing. It is best to raise everyone's understanding to a consistent level. A team member can only take ownership of a deliverable if he feels his contribution is valued. Take time to communicate and encourage each other.

Key Stats for Senior Software Architect


4 %
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries



National Average

Software Architecture



ASP.NET Framework


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


4 %
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%