$128,093
Avg. Salary
$81.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$12,535

Profit Sharing

$7,504

Commission

$35,000

The average pay for a Senior Software Architect is $81.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Software Architect is $128,093 per year.

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$120
90%
MEDIAN $81
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MEDIAN $128,093
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MEDIAN: $128,093
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$48.84 - $120
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$0$184K
Salary $95,593 - $165,053
Bonus $3,003 - $27,833
Profit Sharing $1,184 - $24,597
Commission $35,000
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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$97,596 - $184,009
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,787
Hourly Data $0$120
Hourly Rate $48.84 - $120
Overtime $34.52 - $103
Annual Data $0$184K
Bonus $3,003 - $27,833
Commission $35,000
Profit Sharing $1,184 - $24,597
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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$97,596 - $184,009
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

Job Description for Senior Software Architect

The senior software architect is largely responsible for the development of new programs and software for technologically based organizations. This position includes working with a team of individuals to identify the goals of the software, develop a system for implementation, and overseeing the development process. This includes reviewing code that subordinates have written to ensure it is works correctly and researching the most up-to-date techniques in software design. In addition, the senior software architect spends a great deal of time communicating progress on software development to subordinates, clients, project managers, and business analysts; they must be able to discuss implementation in terms and conditions that the individual less familiar with software development can understand.

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Senior Software Architect Tasks

  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
  • Design new software applications.
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for software applications, including web, client, server, and others.

Senior Software Architect Pay By Employer

$0$178K

InfoSys Limited
13 profiles
$131,547

$140,000

$111,243

AT&T Inc.
7 profiles
$123,787

$142,500

Cognizant
4 profiles
$116,923

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Architect


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Popular Skills for Senior Software Architect

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Architect

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Software Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 690 salaries. A Senior Software Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 273 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $136,943

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

Senior Software Architect Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Software Architect?

Senior Software Architect in Denver:
"Take it easy, learn and have faith."
Thirty two is too long for my satisfaction.

Senior Software Architect in Tampa:
"Career Path."
Ask your HR for tell what career paths you would have for career growth after joining. See if HR is giving you a solid process for career growth or not.

Senior Software Architect in Reno:
"Get everything in writing."
Keep learning new skills, for as long as you work.

Senior Software Architect in Fort Collins:
"Presentation skills."
Learn how to present value to your audience. An audience wants to know that listening to you will give them value by the end of the presentation. A good presenter can make a strong difference to your overall success.

Senior Software Architect in Orlando:
"Be open to learn and develop your read comprehension skills."
Before start any new project or challenge be sure you understand completely the Business requirements so your solution match what the users expect.

Senior Software Architect in Chicago:
"Always Be Learning And Helping Others."
Humility and compassion are underrated in this field. Your colleagues will invariably have more exposure to certain technologies than you, so embrace that. Even though you might have the final say in technology choices, it is best to share knowledge and let team members contribute the best they have to offer, or at least explain your choices and give them every opportunity to become as productive as possible with new technologies. A leader describes what to do without needing to control how it is done. It is a sign of insecurity when one programmer feels the need to outshine another. Confident professionals help each other and exchange ideas freely to the betterment of the project at hand. Before knowing, there is always not knowing. It is best to raise everyone's understanding to a consistent level. A team member can only take ownership of a deliverable if he feels his contribution is valued. Take time to communicate and encourage each other.

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Key Stats for Senior Software Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Senior Software Architect Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$137,000

▼7%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries

▲3%


Java/J2EE
▲1%

C
▼0%

National Average
$137,000

▼2%

C++
▼3%

▼3%


SQL
▼4%


▼4%

▼4%


C#
▼9%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%