Average Lead Architect/Developer Salary
$113,000 yearly
$40.36 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$91,000
10 %
$113,000
Median
$141,000
90 %
Lead architects/developer in the United States make an average salary of $113,701 per year or $54.66 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level lead architect/developer salary is roughly $91,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $141,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and finance companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, retail, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, Texas, New Hampshire, and Oregon provide the highest lead architect/developer salaries.

Average Lead Architect/Developer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where lead architects/developer earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Lead Architect/Developer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$100,459
$100,459
$48.30
$48.30
Alaska
Alaska
$105,518
$105,518
$50.73
$50.73
Arizona
Arizona
$113,968
$113,968
$54.79
$54.79
Arkansas
Arkansas
$96,034
$96,034
$46.17
$46.17
California
California
$157,844
$157,844
$75.89
$75.89
Colorado
Colorado
$109,363
$109,363
$52.58
$52.58
Connecticut
Connecticut
$117,278
$117,278
$56.38
$56.38
Delaware
Delaware
$114,971
$114,971
$55.27
$55.27
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$132,605
$132,605
$63.75
$63.75
Florida
Florida
$105,380
$105,380
$50.66
$50.66
Georgia
Georgia
$107,694
$107,694
$51.78
$51.78
Hawaii
Hawaii
$87,660
$87,660
$42.14
$42.14
Idaho
Idaho
$94,309
$94,309
$45.34
$45.34
Illinois
Illinois
$108,332
$108,332
$52.08
$52.08
Indiana
Indiana
$86,564
$86,564
$41.62
$41.62
Iowa
Iowa
$89,591
$89,591
$43.07
$43.07
Kansas
Kansas
$85,789
$85,789
$41.24
$41.24
Kentucky
Kentucky
$84,234
$84,234
$40.50
$40.50
Louisiana
Louisiana
$94,289
$94,289
$45.33
$45.33
Maine
Maine
$97,330
$97,330
$46.79
$46.79
Maryland
Maryland
$106,220
$106,220
$51.07
$51.07
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$116,320
$116,320
$55.92
$55.92
Michigan
Michigan
$102,616
$102,616
$49.33
$49.33
Minnesota
Minnesota
$101,891
$101,891
$48.99
$48.99
Mississippi
Mississippi
$94,780
$94,780
$45.57
$45.57
Missouri
Missouri
$105,146
$105,146
$50.55
$50.55
Montana
Montana
$107,542
$107,542
$51.70
$51.70
Nebraska
Nebraska
$106,242
$106,242
$51.08
$51.08
Nevada
Nevada
$108,932
$108,932
$52.37
$52.37
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$123,756
$123,756
$59.50
$59.50
New Jersey
New Jersey
$114,156
$114,156
$54.88
$54.88
New Mexico
New Mexico
$110,857
$110,857
$53.30
$53.30
New York
New York
$118,959
$118,959
$57.19
$57.19
North Carolina
North Carolina
$107,829
$107,829
$51.84
$51.84
North Dakota
North Dakota
$91,683
$91,683
$44.08
$44.08
Ohio
Ohio
$101,404
$101,404
$48.75
$48.75
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$100,465
$100,465
$48.30
$48.30
Oregon
Oregon
$122,347
$122,347
$58.82
$58.82
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$102,130
$102,130
$49.10
$49.10
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$102,657
$102,657
$49.35
$49.35
South Carolina
South Carolina
$97,693
$97,693
$46.97
$46.97
South Dakota
South Dakota
$76,857
$76,857
$36.95
$36.95
Tennessee
Tennessee
$104,412
$104,412
$50.20
$50.20
Texas
Texas
$126,134
$126,134
$60.64
$60.64
Utah
Utah
$104,249
$104,249
$50.12
$50.12
Vermont
Vermont
$107,573
$107,573
$51.72
$51.72
Virginia
Virginia
$114,279
$114,279
$54.94
$54.94
Washington
Washington
$136,792
$136,792
$65.77
$65.77
West Virginia
West Virginia
$82,723
$82,723
$39.77
$39.77
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$92,300
$92,300
$44.38
$44.38
Wyoming
Wyoming
$74,215
$74,215
$35.68
$35.68

Highest Paying Cities For Lead Architect/Developer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Menlo Park, CA
Menlo Park, CA
$165,375
$165,375
$79.51
$79.51
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$132,711
$132,711
$63.80
$63.80
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$126,958
$126,958
$61.04
$61.04
New York, NY
New York, NY
$119,322
$119,322
$57.37
$57.37
Medford, MA
Medford, MA
$116,378
$116,378
$55.95
$55.95
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$114,298
$114,298
$54.95
$54.95

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Developer Analyst

    Avg. salary: $79,674

    A developer analyst is a professional who is responsible for building application requirements and develops database solutions that allow operational efficiency and user-friendly tools. Developer analysts are required to develop a detailed definition of business solutions that can include database design, data flow, and transaction processing requirements. They work with other teams to design and implement a web application that manages internal processes and can result in increased productivity. Developer analysts are also required to perform integration tests for various vendors for services that are according to business requirements and testing processes.
    105,648 Developer Analyst Jobs
    Applications Developer

    Avg. salary: $81,439

    An application developer is responsible for creating program applications for devices based on clients' specifications and business needs. Application developers must have excellent knowledge of computer systems, as well as a strong command of programming languages to develop customized programs. Duties of an application developer also include running diagnostic tests to ensure the application's performance and stability, providing instruction manuals for reference, performing troubleshooting for any inconsistencies, upgrading design codes for optimization, and launching the application following the client's timetable.
    139,981 Applications Developer Jobs
    Software Architect

    Avg. salary: $96,101

    A Software Architect develops new programs for a variety of technological devices for businesses, computer games, mobile networks, and/or operating systems. They ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product and work closely with executives to explain the benefits of the software.
    164,531 Software Architect Jobs
    Software Developer

    Avg. salary: $80,436

    A software developer is responsible for designing application systems to support the user and business' needs. Duties of a software developer include testing software codes, performing diagnostic programs and troubleshooting, interpreting system data and establishing efficient parameters, and ensuring the compatibility of the systems. A software developer must have an excellent knowledge of computer programs and programming languages to understand its complexities, especially on detecting system defects and malfunctions. A software developer must have strong attention to detail, communication, and decision-making skills to coordinate with the team and also work independently under minimal supervision.
    145,632 Software Developer Jobs
    Systems Architect

    Avg. salary: $93,285

    A systems architect specializes in designing and developing computer networks and systems for company operations. Typically, their responsibilities revolve around conducting research and analysis to identify a company's needs, devising strategies to reach particular goals, improving existing systems, and implementing solutions for optimal processes. A systems architect must also monitor the progress of all implementations, prepare progress reports and presentations, provide technical support as needed, and train new workforce members, all while adhering to the company's policies and regulations, including vision and mission.
    119,099 Systems Architect Jobs
    Systems Developer

    Avg. salary: $85,023

    A Systems Developer is responsible for designing and creating software applications and server programs to support business requirements and client specifications. System Developers run multiple diagnostic tests to the systems to ensure performance and stability and revise scripts for optimization as needed. They also evaluate and improve existing networks, develop infrastructure, and set configuration. A Systems Developer must have excellent communication and technical skills, as well as a strong command of programming languages and system codes to identify network structures and operating systems.
    167,202 Systems Developer Jobs

    Lead Architect/Developer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a lead architect/developer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Lead Architects/Developer The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a lead architect/developer, being employed by a company such as General Electric or EPAM Systems would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Visa and JPMorgan Chase & Co. also report highly competitive salaries for lead architects/developer.
    Company

    Recently Added Lead Architect/Developer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Lead Iris Ensemble Developer, Architect
    Lead Iris Ensemble Developer, Architect
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $94,500
    $94,500
    06/25/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    AEM Lead Developer/Architect
    AEM Lead Developer/Architect
    AEM Lead Developer/Architect
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Sunnyvale, CA
    03/10/2021
    03/10/2021
    $165,000
    $165,000
    03/10/2021
    Lead Developer Architect
    Lead Developer Architect
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Sunnyvale, CA
    01/25/2021
    01/25/2021
    $170,872
    $170,872
    01/25/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    Architect & Development Lead
    Architect & Development Lead
    Architect & Development Lead
    Medford, MA
    Medford, MA
    01/15/2021
    01/15/2021
    $130,000
    $130,000
    01/15/2021
    Hear.com LLC
    Hear.com LLC
    Lead Architect, Software Development
    Lead Architect, Software Development
    Lead Architect, Software Development
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    12/21/2020
    12/21/2020
    $180,000
    $180,000
    12/21/2020
    XXX
    XXX
    Visualization Lead Architect/Developer
    Visualization Lead Architect/Developer
    Visualization Lead Architect/Developer
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Arlington Heights, IL
    12/17/2020
    12/17/2020
    $105,000
    $105,000
    12/17/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Lead R&D Architect
    Lead R&D Architect
    Lead R&D Architect
    Irvine, CA
    Irvine, CA
    11/11/2020
    11/11/2020
    $198,265
    $198,265
    11/11/2020
    Sfdc Architect/Lead Developer
    Sfdc Architect/Lead Developer
    Alpharetta, GA
    Alpharetta, GA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $124,179
    $124,179
    10/22/2020
    Ample It Services LLC
    Ample It Services LLC
    SAP Bw/Hana Lead Developer&Architect
    SAP Bw/Hana Lead Developer&Architect
    SAP Bw/Hana Lead Developer&Architect
    Warsaw, IN
    Warsaw, IN
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $110,000
    $110,000
    10/07/2020
    XXX
    XXX
    Lead Developer/Architect
    Lead Developer/Architect
    Lead Developer/Architect
    Oakland, CA
    Oakland, CA
    08/31/2020
    08/31/2020
    $121,000
    $121,000
    08/31/2020

    Average Lead Architect/Developer Salary by Demographic

    Lead Architect/Developer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $114,185
    female-income
    Female Income
    $106,894
    Median Lead Architect/Developer Income by Race
    Asian lead architects/developer have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american lead architects/developer have the lowest average salary at $106,682.
    $117,000
    $115,000
    $113,000
    $111,000
    $109,000
    $107,000
    $105,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$110,964
    Black or African American$106,682
    Asian$115,042
    Unknown$112,000
    Hispanic or Latino$108,009
    Average Lead Architect/Developer Salary by Education Level
    Lead architects/developer with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $134,371 annually. With a Masters degree, lead architects/developer earn a median annual income of $122,714 compared to $114,185 for lead architects/developer with an Bachelors degree.
    $140,000
    $135,000
    $130,000
    $125,000
    $120,000
    $115,000
    $110,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$114,185
    Master's Degree$122,714
    Doctorate Degree$134,371