$109,039
Avg. Salary
$47.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$6,000

Profit Sharing

$4,069

The average pay for a Software Architect with Software Development skills is $47.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Architect with Software Development skills is $109,039 per year.

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Salary $81,689 - $161,059
Bonus $98.63 - $25,342
Profit Sharing $1,521 - $49,316
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$86,433 - $166,182
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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 Job Listings

Software Architect Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Los Angeles, California?

Software Architect in Los Angeles, California:
"LA is a great tech city."
Pros: Lots of employers in many industries, many int unique areas, great weather, and good professional people that get things done w/o being uptight
Cons: Traffic

Software Architect in New York:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Climatically good to live. Frequent places to visit. Good events to hang on.
Cons: Roads are narrow.hard to drive during snow and risk mitigation is being always needed.

Software Architect in Seattle:
"Urban and easy access to nature."
Pros: Mountains, ocean, desert.
Cons: Rain or grey sky most of the time.

Software Architect in New York:
Share knowledge, study, trust your colleagues, be curious, experiment and improve.

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.

Software Architect in St. George:
"On the job training."
I learned the real skills of software architecture on the job. The BS-CIS proved I had the programming skills, and the MS proved I had the architecture skills, and showed me the road to becoming an IT executive.

Software Architect in Ann Arbor:
"Non-stop learning."
Software engineering requires non-stop learning - as in weekly or even daily.

Key Stats for Software Architect

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Software Architect Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$118,000

Mid-Career
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%