$115,575
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$11,715

Profit Sharing

$5,035

Commission

$24,153

Solutions Architects in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $114K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Solutions Architects approaches anywhere from $74K on the lower end to $173K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $29K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and geography. For the most part, Solutions Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Solutions Architects are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$72,683 - $153,730
$73K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $115,575
10%
50%
90%

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$32.21 - $125
$32
$73
$130
MEDIAN: $72.99
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50%
90%

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$0$176K
Salary $72,683 - $153,730
Bonus $2,920 - $29,765
Profit Sharing $985 - $19,346
Commission $5,950 - $43,601
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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$76,059 - $176,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,230
Hourly Data $0$125
Hourly Rate $32.21 - $125
Hourly Tips $0.39
Overtime $34.39 - $104
Annual Data $0$176K
Bonus $2,920 - $29,765
Commission $5,950 - $43,601
Profit Sharing $985 - $19,346
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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$76,059 - $176,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 292

Job Description for Solutions Architect

Solutions architects are in charge of creating, designing, and implementing arrangements within a business. They help to build new systems needed by the company and must be able to identify the business' current problems and future technological goals. They are also in charge of communicating with other departments to implement new plans and goals. Solutions architects can work in the fields of business development, business planning, mentoring, management, or quality assurance. In some cases, they are also recruited to teach and guide.

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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.

Solutions Architect Pay By Employer

$0$182K

Amazon.com Inc
69 profiles
$137,533

$125,064

Ericsson Inc.
35 profiles
$116,616

$107,214

EMC Corporation
32 profiles
$113,590

$141,265

Microsoft Corp
22 profiles
$139,851

$115,991

Dell, Inc.
19 profiles
$120,185

Accenture
15 profiles
$109,108

Common Career Paths for Solutions Architect


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Solutions Architects who advance into the role of a Chief Technology Officer are fairly uncommon. Chief Technology Officers on average earn $148K per year. A more common career path for Solutions Architects is stepping into the role of IT Enterprise Architect or Senior Software Architect.

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Popular Skills for Solutions Architect


Survey results imply that Solutions Architects deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Cloud Computing, Java/J2EE, Network Architecture / Design, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management and SQL. Those proficient in Enterprise Solutions are, more often than not, also skilled in Enterprise Application Integration, IT Consulting, and Software Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Solutions Architect

Pay by Experience for a Solutions Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Solutions Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 593 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Solutions Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 872 salaries. An experienced Solutions Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 1,548 salaries. A Solutions Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 468 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $123,609

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

For Solutions Architects, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Solutions Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+14 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. On the whole, employers pay 4 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Phoenix and Austin.

Solutions Architect Reviews

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

Solutions Architect in Rochester:
"Great Potential, Work Flexibility."
Pros: -Work with highly talented individuals. -Travel to clients. -Flexible and loose work environment. -Involve with projects when applicable.
Cons: -Not enough opportunities to grow. -Benefits are not that great. -Management.

Solutions Architect in Washington:
"Solution Architect."
Pros: I enjoy meeting with clients and going through the discovery process.
Cons: Sitting at my computer the entire day can be rough.

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Key Stats for Solutions Architect

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 754 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Solutions Architect Salaries

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$124,000

▼6%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Solutions Architect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 754 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%