Average Data Architect Salary

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The average salary for a Data Architect is $114,244.
MEDIAN $114,244
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$78k - $168k

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Job Description for Data Architect

Data Architect Tasks
  • Create data architecture strategies for each subject area of the enterprise data model.
  • Communicate plans, status and issues to higher management levels.
  • Create and maintain a corporate repository of all data architecture artifacts.
  • Collaborate with the business and other IT organizations to plan a data strategy.
  • Produce all project data architecture deliverables.
The top respondents for the job title Data Architect are from the companies HCA, Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Cognizant. Reported salaries are highest at Teradata Corp where the average pay is $144,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Medix Staffing Solutions, earning around $130,103 and $95,000, respectively. Georgia Institute of Technology pays the lowest at around $83,988. Cognizant and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,500 and $85,729, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Architect

Skills in Data Modeling, Database Architecture, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Architect

An entry-level Data Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,977 based on 52 salaries. An early career Data Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,814 based on 207 salaries. A mid-career Data Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,610 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Data Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,670 based on 641 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,188.
Employees with Data Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.2% less).

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