$120,419
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$9,907

Profit Sharing

$6,050

Commission

$26,000

The average pay for a Software Architect is S$88,288 per year.

$84,440 - $158,984
$84K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $120,419
10%
50%
90%

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$30.46 - $118
$30
$72
$120
MEDIAN: $71.70
10%
50%
90%

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$0$175K
Salary $84,440 - $158,984
Bonus $1,962 - $24,112
Profit Sharing $1,181 - $19,788
Commission $26,000
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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$86,362 - $175,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,046
Hourly Data $0$117
Hourly Rate $30.46 - $118
Overtime $17.36 - $108
Annual Data $0$175K
Bonus $1,962 - $24,112
Commission $26,000
Profit Sharing $1,181 - $19,788
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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$86,362 - $175,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 168

Job Description for Software Architect

Software architects create customized software solutions such as web services, user interfaces, coding programs, and databases, and they are employed primarily by large corporations and agencies which create software for other companies. These architects must always strive to create efficient and satisfactory software solutions for end-users, and they are often responsible for creating standard coding practices and programs for other software designers within their companies.

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Software Architect Tasks

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

Software Architect Pay By Employer

$0$190K

$133,928

$104,013

$120,663

$103,258

Amazon.com Inc
9 profiles
$138,000

$99,015

Oracle Corp.
8 profiles
$162,154

Siemens
7 profiles
$112,890

$135,147

$112,000

Common Career Paths for Software Architect


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Software Architects who become Chief Technology Officers may see a small rise in pay. On average, Chief Technology Officers earn $148K per year. A lot of Software Architects advance their careers by becoming Senior Software Architects and Applications Software Architects. However, those positions offer $4K less and $17K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Software Architect


Survey results imply that Software Architects deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, C++ Programming Language, C++, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ASP.NET, C#, and HTML. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent in Software Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect

Pay by Experience for a Software Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $112,000 based on 460 salaries. An experienced Software Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 1,068 salaries. A 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 $145,000 based on 362 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $125,971

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Software Architects, 18 percent higher than the national average. Software Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and New York (+11 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Kansas City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Houston and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Software Architect Reviews

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

Software Architect in Phoenix:
Pros: Being part of a company that is truly a world class technology leader.
Cons: Software is a second-class citizen. Silicon design and schedule is always job 1. Management rarely recognizes that tradeoffs in silicon design to pull-in silicon schedule typically push out the software schedule by 5x longer, thus the overall time-to-market is worse.

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Key Stats for Software Architect

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 434 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries

▲15%

▲2%

National Average
$126,000

▼11%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Software Architect Salaries

▲5%

C++
▲4%



▲2%


National Average
$126,000


▼3%

▼3%

SQL
▼5%



C#
▼6%

▼6%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 434 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%