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Average Solutions Architect Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$120,356
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$11,147
Bonus
$27,500
Commission
$3,750
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The average salary for a Solutions Architect in Chicago, Illinois is $120,356.
10%
$78k
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$120k
90%
$153k
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$78k - $153k
Bonus
$5k - $31k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $6k
Commission
$15k - $39k
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$82k - $179k
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Solutions Architect

The top respondents for the job title Solutions Architect are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Slalom Consulting and The Northern Trust Company. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $140,305. The Northern Trust Company pays the lowest at around $127,580.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Solutions Architects?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Solutions Architects?

An early career Solutions Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $92,386 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Solutions Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,418 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Solutions Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,325 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,446.
Employees with Solutions Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 218 survey responses.
Early Career
21.1%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
38.5%
Late Career
18.8%