Average Technical Architect with Software Architecture Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Technical Architect with Software Architecture skills is $115,535.
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$80k - $156k
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$596 - $20k
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$81k - $171k

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Job Description for Technical Architect

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Architect

The top respondents for the job title Technical Architect are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, Cognizant and HCL America, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $159,994. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $142,500. Cognizant pays the lowest at around $108,998. HCL America, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $111,632.

Career Paths

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Technical Architect
Solutions Architect
Senior Software Architect
Information Technology (IT) Architect
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Popular Skills for Technical Architect

Skills in Java/J2EE, Cloud Computing and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Architect

An early career Technical Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,899 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Technical Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,922 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Technical Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,285 based on 311 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,988.
Employees with Technical Architect in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (12.4% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.7% less).

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