$143,012
Avg. Salary
$70.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$17,198

Bonus

$5,161

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Principal Architect with Software Architecture skills is $70.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Principal Architect with Software Architecture skills is $143,012 per year.

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MEDIAN $143,012
$105,484 - $180,420
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$0$201K
Salary $105,484 - $180,420
Bonus $5,081 - $34,756
Profit Sharing $1,546 - $29,087
Total Pay (?
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$110,433 - $201,932
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 185

Job Description for Principal Architect

Principal architects are the subject matter experts for information technology projects, helping guide these projects to completion. They must be able to handle multiple projects, be innovative, and be able to communicate effectively across multiple departments in different degrees of technical detail. When dealing with software, they code new projects, maintain existing ones, and ensure information technology policies are adhered to. They serve as a team leader and are the main point of contact for many major architectural issues. For subordinates, principal architects provide guidance, support, and discipline as needed.

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Principal Architect Tasks
  • Responsible for all architectural design aspects of large or complex projects.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met on time and on budget.
  • Delegate work and provide oversight of group work plans.
  • Manage an architectural team of junior and senior architects as well as administrative personnel.

Principal Architect Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
40%

Experience Affects Principal Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$155,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 4%