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Software Architect, Applications Salary (United States)

A Software Architect, Applications earns an average salary of $107,533 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Java/J2EE.
Software Architect, Applications Salary (?
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$78,785 - $140,760
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MEDIAN: $107,532
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Software Architect, Applications Salary (?
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$29.90 - $115.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$78,785 - $140,760  
   
Bonus
$512 - $19,709  
Profit Sharing
$494.58 - $10,304  
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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$80,024 - $155,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 943
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.90 - $115.61  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $78.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$512 - $19,709  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.58 - $10,304  
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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$80,024 - $155,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Software Architect, Applications

  • 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 by Experience Level for Software Architect, Applications

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Houston
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Denver
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Seattle
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$114,000
Chicago
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Dallas
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Columbus
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Austin
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Louisville
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Atlanta
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Software Architect, Applications Advice

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Software Architect, Applications in Newton:
"Problem Solving Is Key."
Learn to tackle problems as though you were locked out of your house with an impeding thunderstorm coming. 1) Gather evidence and define the problem so it is crystal clear. 2) Come up with at least 3 theories for the cause. 3) Rule out or rule in each of them. 4) Don't be afraid to come up with experiments to prove or disprove your theories. 5) Once you have solved the problem proactively look for systematic problems like it and head them off.

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Experience Affects Software Architect, Applications Salaries

National Average
$114,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Software Architect, Applications Salaries

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UNIX
up arrow 9%
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Java
up arrow 3%
Linux
up arrow 1%
C++
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National Average
$114,000
e-Commerce
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SQL
up arrow 2%
HTML
up arrow 4%
C#
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%