Average Information Technology (IT) Architect Salary

$117,521
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$10,109
Bonus
$30,240
Commission
$5,229
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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Architect is $117,521.
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$79k
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$154k
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What Do Information Technology (IT) Architects Do?

Information Technology (IT) Architect Tasks
  • Lead the research and development of new software products and applications.
  • Define system, technical and application architectures for major areas of development.
  • Define and enforce appropriate technical standards and procedures.
  • Oversee the development of future component architectures and migration plans.
  • Conceive, design, prototype, and test new methods, algorithms, and models.

Job Satisfaction for Information Technology (IT) Architect

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The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Architect are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Accenture and Cognizant. Reported salaries are highest at Caterpillar, Inc. where the average pay is $119,374. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Cerner Corporation, earning around $119,332 and $110,000, respectively. General Electric Co (GE) pays the lowest at around $103,174. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and Cognizant also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,451 and $104,964, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Architects?

Skills in System Architecture, Cloud Computing, IT Security & Infrastructure and IT Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Architects?

An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,835 based on 13 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,846 based on 106 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,969 based on 192 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,960 based on 622 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $127,692.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Architect in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (8.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,402 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
7.6%
Mid Career
13.7%
Experienced
44.4%
Late Career
33.5%