The average pay for a Software Architect in San Jose, California is $168,575 per year. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$129,808 - $195,745
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MEDIAN: $168,574
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$129,808 - $195,745  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $35,839  
Profit Sharing
$35,000  
Total Pay (?
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$132,500 - $219,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$184,000

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

Linux
up arrow 15%

C++
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National Average
$184,000

Java
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Software Architecture
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C
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Java/J2EE
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
medical benefits
Vision: 95%
dental benefits
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