Boston Software Architects take home an average $139K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,020 - $171,899
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$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $139,040
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$97,489 - $195,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

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


For many Software Architects in Boston, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $94K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $122K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $146K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $158K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries



National Average
$143,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 18%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 8%

C++
up arrow 7%

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
up arrow 2%

Software Architecture
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 1%

National Average
$143,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

JavaScript
up arrow 11%

ASP.NET
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None:
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