Average Solutions Architect Salary

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The average salary for a Solutions Architect is $116,756.
MEDIAN $116,756
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$73k - $156k
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$995 - $20k
$7k - $42k
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$76k - $178k

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Job Description for Solutions Architect

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

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Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Solutions Architect are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Slalom Consulting and Ericsson Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $147,411. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Slalom Consulting, earning around $141,301 and $125,696, respectively. Hewlett Packard Enterprise pays the lowest at around $95,000. EMC Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $110,000 and $112,826, respectively.

Career Paths

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Solutions Architect
Senior Solutions Architect
Enterprise Architect, IT
Information Technology (IT) Director
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Solutions Architect

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Solutions Architect

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 $75,137 based on 86 salaries. An early career Solutions Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,313 based on 975 salaries. A mid-career Solutions Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,382 based on 1,061 salaries. An experienced Solutions Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,186 based on 2,359 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,389.
Employees with Solutions Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.2% more).

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