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Average Solutions Architect Salary

$118,266
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$11,705
Bonus
$28,864
Commission
$5,026
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Solutions Architect is $118,266.
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$74k
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$118k
90%
$158k
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$74k - $158k
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$3k - $30k
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$1k - $24k
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$10k - $47k
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What Do Solutions Architects Do?

Solutions Architect Tasks
  • Act as the lead for the translation of business objectives and requirements into functional solutions.
  • Prepare and document testing requirements as well as all test data.
  • Lead brainstorming sessions and identify areas for process improvements.
  • Prioritize goals and objectives, and monitor the work of others.
  • Design and develop technical solutions based on existing technologies.

Job Satisfaction for Solutions Architect

3.8 out of 5
(706)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Solutions Architect are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Slalom Consulting and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $142,431. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Cisco Systems Inc, earning around $141,006 and $137,569, respectively. Hewlett Packard Enterprise pays the lowest at around $99,750. Accenture and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $110,572 and $127,451, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Solutions Architects?

Skills in Enterprise Solutions, Software Architecture, System Architecture and Cloud Computing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include IT Consulting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Solutions Architects?

An entry-level Solutions Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,340 based on 82 salaries. An early career Solutions Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,988 based on 893 salaries. A mid-career Solutions Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,510 based on 935 salaries. An experienced Solutions Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,030 based on 1,993 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,357.
Employees with Solutions Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,842 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
18.4%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
41.2%
Late Career
19.4%