The average pay for an Entry-Level Solutions Architect is $83,173 per year.

$54,923 - $124,281
$55K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,173
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50%
90%

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$17.25 - $87.43
$17
$38
$87
MEDIAN: $37.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,923 - $124,281  
   
Bonus
$1,981 - $20,476  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $14,483  
Commission
$8,344 - $40,851  
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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$55,514 - $137,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$17.25 - $87.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39  
Overtime
$35.06 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,981 - $20,476  
   
Commission
$8,344 - $40,851  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $14,483  
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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$55,514 - $137,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Solutions Architect Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Solutions Architect in Seattle:
"Solution Architecture, everyone is doing it these days."
Beware those who know it all. You will be competing with managers, team leaders and everyone else who knows it better than you. People don't always respect the amount of learning and experience that is required to do this type of job.

Solutions Architect in Portland:
"Get a defined Role and Responsibilities."
Solutions Architect is a vague title if there is no defined job description. At some point you need to facilitate the conversation that defines your role and responsibility to the company. Being a more technical solutions architect a valuable skill is to be able to understand the different levels of business and the needs of information at each level. To be able to communicate concisely to higher level leadership is paramount to success. The stress level will be less for this position if their are defined responsibilities. The benefit of this position is to be able to connect the different levels of the business and have the flexibility to learn different lines of business and how they relate to other business lines.

Solutions Architect in Atlanta:
"The 3 most important lessons you've never been taught."
1. A Company's job is to make money from you. 2. Debt isn't bad. Bad Debt is Bad. 3. Loyalty doesn't pay.

Key Stats for Solutions Architect

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
24%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Solutions Architect Salaries

Salesforce
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 6%

Software Architecture
up arrow 4%

Technical Sales
up arrow 4%

National Average
$90,000

Enterprise Solutions
up arrow 1%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 1%

IT Consulting
up arrow 1%

System Architecture
up arrow 4%

Network Architecture / Design
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Enterprise Application Integration
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 11%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 12%

C#
up arrow 18%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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