Technical Architect Salary

Wages for Technical Architects in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. Cash earnings for Technical Architects — including $24K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $74K to $164K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Architects. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$70,632 - $143,720
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$71K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,740
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$43.08 - $115.16
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$43
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MEDIAN: $78.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,632 - $143,720  
   
Bonus
$965 - $23,818  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $25,168  
Commission
$20,496  
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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$73,600 - $164,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,016
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$43.08 - $115.16  
   
Overtime
$30.41 - $150.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$965 - $23,818  
   
Commission
$20,496  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $25,168  
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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$73,600 - $164,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Technical Architect

A technical architect acts as a liaison between the upper management of a company and the designers and developers who work on the company’s information technology (IT) needs. The technical architect must anticipate and identify these IT needs and design a solution, and they must make sure the solution works as efficiently as possible for all parties involved. It also is possible for technical architects to specialize in a specific part of an IT framework, such as security. However, most technical architects are responsible for improving end-user experience or ensuring a company’s internal digital framework works smoothly.

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Technical Architect Tasks

  • Determine technical needs such as hardware, software, scalability and security requirements.
  • Coordinate design and integration of overall architecture and parts of proposed systems with clients.
  • Translate business needs to develop solutions from design to technological product.
  • Oversee developer teams to ensure that product is delivered on time and to specifications.

Common Career Paths for Technical Architect


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Technical Architects who move on to become Senior Software Architects, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $122K. However, it's more common for Technical Architects to move into roles as Solutions Architects or Information Technology (IT) Architects.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Architect


Many Technical Architects can be found at InfoSys Limited, Accenture, AT&T Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Perficient, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Perficient, Inc. offers the most; Technical Architects earn $123K on average there.

Popular Skills for Technical Architect


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture, JavaScript, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL. Aptitude in Java/J2EE tends to also indicate an understanding of Software Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Architect

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


Technical Architects with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $87K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $99K on average. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $118K. 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 $127K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,125

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Technical Architects that is 35 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+31 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Boston and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Technical Architect Salaries



National Average
$109,000



Skills That Affect Technical Architect Salaries




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Java
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Java/J2EE
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Data Warehouse
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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