$151,222
Avg. Salary
$76.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$19,763

Bonus

$7,262

Profit Sharing

$38,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chief Architect, IT is $76.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Chief Architect, IT is $151,222 per year.

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$60.98
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MEDIAN $151,222
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MEDIAN: $151,222
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$0$222K
Salary $104,947 - $199,037
Bonus $4,049 - $48,822
Profit Sharing $993 - $29,361
Commission $38,000
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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$107,759 - $222,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 354
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $76.30
Overtime $76.00
Annual Data $0$222K
Bonus $4,049 - $48,822
Commission $38,000
Profit Sharing $993 - $29,361
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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$107,759 - $222,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Chief Architect, IT

Chief information technology (IT) architects are responsible for the IT infrastructure of an organization. They lead the development and delivery of strategic technology solutions that fit the business' needs. Additionally, they are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating business systems and user needs. Chief IT architects work closely with a variety of product and business owners to help understand and clarify business requirements. Additionally, they collaborate with other teams and architects in their organization. Another responsibility of theirs is helping guide technology investments at many different levels in an organization. Chief architects' work hours may vary, and they usually work indoors in an office setting; however, this may vary by organization.

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Common Career Paths for Chief Architect, IT


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For IT Chief Architects, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level IT Chief Architects earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Chief Technology Officer.

Chief Architect, IT Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chief Architect, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Enterprise Application Integration, IT Management, C++, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Enterprise Solutions as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and SQL also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know IT Management also know IT Security & Infrastructure and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Architect, IT

Pay by Experience for a Chief Architect, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Architect, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Architect, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Chief Architect, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 117 salaries. A Chief Architect, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $161,132

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for IT Chief Architects, 11 percent above the national average. IT Chief Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+9 percent), San Francisco (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and Milwaukee (+2 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Workers in Seattle and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Chief Architect, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Architect, IT?

Chief Architect, IT in Phoenix:
"Misrepresentation."
Pros: nothing really
Cons: misalignment of duties and what we really are required to do to survive in the company

Chief Architect, IT in Phoenix:
"Disasterious."
Pros: tele commute
Cons: how cheap they are

Chief Architect, IT in Spokane:
"Dynamic, good management, somewhat stressful."
Pros: Variety, influence, people I work with.
Cons: Stress, responsibilities.

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Key Stats for Chief Architect, IT

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
55%

Experience Affects Chief Architect, IT Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$161,000

▼3%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect Chief Architect, IT Salaries

Enterprise Application Integration
▲7%


C++
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$161,000


System Architecture
▼2%



UNIX
▼3%


HTML
▼5%


SQL
▼9%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼14%

Enterprise Solutions
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%