Average Software Architect Salary

C$98,675
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$8,112
Bonus
C$2,928
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Architect is C$98,675.
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C$75k
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C$128k
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MEDIAN C$98,675
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Salary
C$75k - C$128k
Bonus
C$2k - C$15k
Profit Sharing
C$425 - C$10k
Total Pay
C$76k - C$135k

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Job Description for Software Architect

Software Architect Tasks
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for software applications, including web, client, server, and others.
  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
  • Design new software applications.
  • Design new operating system components.
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for operating system components.

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Popular Skills for Software Architect

Skills in Software Architecture and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, C# Programming Language and .NET.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

An early career Software Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$84,531 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Software Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$96,232 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Software Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,414 based on 264 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$111,042.
Employees with Software Architect in their job title in Waterloo, Ontario earn an average of 21.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (19.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Québec City, Québec (17.0% less), Montréal, Québec (6.5% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 518 survey responses.
Early Career
6.9%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
51.0%
Late Career
18.7%