Software Architects in Boston can expect wages of $141K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $141,012
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$97,056 - $201,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

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


Boston Software Architects with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $91K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $124K. Software Architects in Boston, Mass. see a median salary of $158K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $159K.

Key Stats for Software Architect

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
042
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
42%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries



National Average
$145,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 17%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 5%

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

National Average
$145,000

Software Architecture
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 8%

.NET
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 8%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 10%

JavaScript
up arrow 15%

ASP.NET
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None:
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