Average Software Architect Salary

$123,058
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,941
Bonus
$25,000
Commission
$5,960
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The average salary for a Software Architect is $123,058.
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$87k
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$123k
90%
$162k
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Salary
$87k - $162k
Bonus
$2k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $20k
Commission
$0 - $25k
Total Pay
$89k - $179k

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Job Description for Software Architect

Job Satisfaction for Software Architect

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The top respondents for the job title Software Architect are from the companies Intel Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Cerner Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Oracle Corp. where the average pay is $170,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Intel Corporation, earning around $148,304 and $130,401, respectively. Cerner Corporation pays the lowest at around $104,298. General Electric Co (GE) and Virtusa Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $106,749 and $108,198, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Architect

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

An entry-level Software Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,439 based on 23 salaries. An early career Software Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,052 based on 194 salaries. A mid-career Software Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,277 based on 513 salaries. An experienced Software Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,216 based on 1,604 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,176.
Employees with Software Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (16.6% more) and Austin, Texas (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,049 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Early Career
6.4%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
52.6%
Late Career
23.5%