The average pay for a Software Architect is C$98,166 per year. A skill in C is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

C$71,267 - C$127,399
C$71K
C$98K
C$130K
MEDIAN: C$97,902
10%
50%
90%
C$40.00 - C$88.09
C$40
C$67
C$88
MEDIAN: C$67.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$135K
Salary C$71,267 - C$127,399
Bonus C$1,948 - C$14,659
Profit Sharing C$594 - C$14,795
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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C$73,593 - C$135,679
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 431
Hourly Data C$0C$88
Hourly Rate C$40.00 - C$88.09
Overtime C$1.48 - C$75.76
Annual Data C$0C$135K
Bonus C$1,948 - C$14,659
Profit Sharing C$594 - C$14,795
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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C$73,593 - C$135,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Software Architect

Software architects create customized software solutions such as web services, user interfaces, coding programs, and databases, and they are employed primarily by large corporations and agencies which create software for other companies. These architects must always strive to create efficient and satisfactory software solutions for end-users, and they are often responsible for creating standard coding practices and programs for other software designers within their companies.

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Software Architect Tasks

  • Design new operating system components.
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for operating system components.
  • Design new software applications.
  • 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.

Software Architect Job Listings

Popular Skills for Software Architect

Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

Pay by Experience for a Software Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$82,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$99,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Software Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$101,000 based on 132 salaries. A Software Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$124,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$100,730

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

Software Architect Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Architect?

Software Architect in Montréal:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Work on new projects and technologies, design systems.
Cons: Team management, corporate culture.

Software Architect in Montreal:
"challenging and fullfilling"
Pros: decide software design strategy
Cons: dealing with non software clients

Software Architect in Calgary:
"Cybersecurity Technical Architect"
Pros: I work independantly and produce outputs that are of value to other people. I have an advisory role and people value my advice.
Cons: I have too much to do for the time I have scheduled for work. I can work from home, but it is difficult to do since the VPN access is not very fast.

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Key Stats for Software Architect

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries

▲23%

▲1%

National Average
C$101,000

▼1%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

C
▲16%

▲8%


C++
▲2%

SQL
▲1%

National Average
C$101,000

▼1%

▼1%

▼2%

C#
▼3%



▼4%


▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%