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Average Senior Software Architect Salary

$131,992
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$13,245
Bonus
$49,500
Commission
$7,816
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The average salary for a Senior Software Architect is $131,992.
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$98k
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$132k
90%
$173k
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$98k - $173k
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$2k - $25k
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$101k - $194k
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What Do Senior Software Architects Do?

Job Satisfaction for Senior Software Architect

4 out of 5
(186)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Architect are from the companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and InfoSys Limited. Reported salaries are highest at Aetna, Inc. where the average pay is $152,308. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and InfoSys Limited, earning around $144,828 and $142,500, respectively. Centric Consulting pays the lowest at around $126,000. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and UnitedHealth Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $127,000 and $132,079, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Software Architects?

Skills in Software Architecture and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, .NET and C# Programming Language.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Architects?

An early career Senior Software Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $103,448 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,487 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $132,204 based on 695 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,107.
Employees with Senior Software Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (11.2% more) and Austin, Texas (10.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,317 survey responses.
Early Career
2.7%
Mid Career
10.6%
Experienced
52.8%
Late Career
33.9%