The average salary for a Software Architect is C$98,675.
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C$75k - C$128k
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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. Software architect…Read more
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
C# Programming Language
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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