Principal Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$139,000
$105,000
Min 10%
$139,000
Median 50%
$182,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a principal architect make?
Principal Architects in the US make on average $139,212 annually or $66.93 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $182,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $106,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Principal Architects are in Technology companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Principal Architect salaries include California, Maryland, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Washington. The typical employment for a Principal Architect is 4.5 years.
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Average Principal Architect Salary By Location

Across America, Principal Architects make on average $139,212 annually or $66.93 hourly. The top city when it comes to Principal Architect salaries is San Francisco, CA at $159,047 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $107,000. California, Maryland, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Washington are the highest paying states. South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Arkansas have the lowest reported salaries for Principal Architects.
City
Average Salary

Map of Principal Architect Salaries

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

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Average Principal Architect Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Principal Architect makes. Technology companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Google and PayPal are the best paying companies for Principal Architects. Also, companies like eBay and Salesforce pay their Principal Architects very well.
Company
Average Salary
$174,443
$174k
$172,298
$172k
$165,821
$166k
$162,437
$162k
$161,944
$162k
$161,942
$162k
$161,206
$161k
$161,056
$161k
$160,867
$161k

Average Principal Architect Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Principal Architect works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Technology companies, and Telecommunication companies pay their Principal Architects well. Health Care companies pay Principal Architects an average salary of $145,609, Technology companies pay $140,636, and Telecommunication companys come in at $135,903. At $127,642, the average salary for Principal Architects in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$145,609
$146k
Technology
Technology
$140,636
$141k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$135,903
$136k
Finance
Finance
$129,601
$130k
Professional
Professional
$127,642
$128k

Principal Architect Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Principal Architect Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Principal Architect can range from $65,600 to $222,254 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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