The average salary for a Technical Architect in San Jose, California is $139,580.
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Job Description for Technical Architect
A technical architect acts as a liaison between the upper management of a company and the designers and developers who work on the company’s information technology (IT) needs. The technical architect must anticipate and identify these IT needs and design a solution, and they must make sure the solution works as efficiently as possible for all parties involved. It also is possible for technical architects to specialize in a specific part of an IT framework, such as security. However, most technic…Read more
Technical Architect Tasks
- Translate business needs to develop solutions from design to technological product.
- Oversee developer teams to ensure that product is delivered on time and to specifications.
- Determine technical needs such as hardware, software, scalability and security requirements.
- Coordinate design and integration of overall architecture and parts of proposed systems with clients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Architect
A mid-career Technical Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $140,734 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Technical Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,548 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $157,167.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (22.6% less), Austin, Texas (21.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (20.8% less).
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