Salaries for Seattle Solutions Architects are generous, with average pay above six figures ($124K) per year. Cash earnings for Solutions Architects in Seattle, Wash. — which occasionally include more than $28K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing — stretch from around $89K to approximately $172K. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,028 - $149,519
MEDIAN: $124,106

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$71,028 - $149,519  
$4,818 - $28,312  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $18,940  
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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).
$88,717 - $171,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
345,659 (50.5%)
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...

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Pay by Experience Level for Solutions Architect

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

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Seattle Solutions Architects. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $96K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $132K. Solutions Architects in Seattle with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $142K. Solutions Architects in Seattle, Wash. who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $146K on average.

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Experience Affects Solutions Architect Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Solutions Architect Salaries

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Network Architecture / Design
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Software Architecture
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IT Consulting
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Enterprise Application Integration
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Cloud Computing
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Technical Sales
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System Architecture

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Enterprise Solutions
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C# Programming Language
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


5 %
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 3%