Lead Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$103,000
$78,000
$103,000
$135,000
The average Lead Architect makes about $103,173 per year. That's $49.6 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $78,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $135,000. Many of Lead Architects seem to be drawn to Technology and Finance companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Lead Architects tend to work at Telecommunication, Retail, and Finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Texas and Washington pay Lead Architects the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Houston, TX
$112,353
Redmond, WA
$110,846
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Map of Lead Architect Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Lead Architects earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Lead Architect Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Lead Architect is roughly $103,173 per year, which boils down to $49.6 per hour. Interestingly enough, Lead Architects have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $122,673 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $80,000. Additionally, Lead Architects make more than the average salary in Houston, TX, Redmond, WA, New York, NY, Richmond, VA, and Quincy, MA. On a more broad level, Lead Architect salaries are highest in California, Texas, Washington, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Georgia. On the contrary, Indiana, Montana, and West Virginia offer the lowest Lead Architect salaries.

Average Lead Architect Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Lead Architect, being employed by a company such as Google or Walmart would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Mastercard and Microsoft also report highly competitive salaries for Lead Architects.

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Average Lead Architect Pay By Industry

Lead Architect salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Telecommunication, Retail, and Finance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Lead Architect can make a yearly salary of $113,533 while working for Telecommunication companies. All the while, other Lead Architects are making $112,592 at Retail companies and $111,025 at Finance companies. One industry Lead Architects may want to avoid is the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $97,876.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$113,533
$114k
Retail
Retail
$112,592
$113k
Finance
Finance
$111,025
$111k
Insurance
Insurance
$108,699
$109k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$106,277
$106k
Utilities
Utilities
$105,055
$105k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$102,549
$103k
Technology
Technology
$97,876
$98k

Lead Architect Salary History

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Lead Architect Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Architect 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.

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