A Software Architect earns an average salary of $106,868 per year. A skill in Software Architecture is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Software Architect Total Pay (?
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$76,060 - $141,719
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MEDIAN: $106,868
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Software Architect Total Pay (?
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$31.13 - $99.98
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MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$76,060 - $141,719  
   
Bonus
$977 - $20,308  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,870  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,732  
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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$77,457 - $156,063  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,618
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$31.13 - $99.98  
   
Overtime
$0.41 - $80.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$977 - $20,308  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,870  
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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$77,457 - $156,063  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,618
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Job Description for Software Architect
Software architects are information technology professionals who play a major role in designing software. The software architect is one of the primary sources of ideas in designing software. Software architects must understand computer programming languages, which consist of a system of letters, numbers, and code and require specialized training to read.
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Software Architect Tasks
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for software applications, including web, client, server, and others.
  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
  • Design new software applications.
  • Design new operating system components.
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for operating system components.
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Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries

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$113,000

Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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