PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$112,000
$81,000
Min 10%
$112,000
Median 50%
$155,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
Urban Honolulu, HI
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a principal architect make?
Principal Architects in the US make on average $112,474 annually or $54.07 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $155,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $81,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Principal Architects are in Internet companies and Telecommunication companies. States with the highest Principal Architect salaries include Hawaii, California, Nevada, Colorado, and Massachusetts. The typical employment for a Principal Architect is 4.5 years.
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Average Principal Architect Salary By Company

Principal Architect jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Principal Architects are Internet companies and Telecommunication companies. Nvidia and BP America Inc. are the best paying companies for Principal Architects. Also, companies like Microsoft and Google pay their Principal Architects very well.

Average Principal Architect Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Principal Architect in the USA is $112,474 annually or $54.07 hourly. Urban Honolulu, HI reports the highest Principal Architect salaries at $150,755 per year. Not only that, Urban Honolulu, HI also has an average entry-level salary of $110,000. Some of the states with the best Principal Architect salaries are Hawaii, California, Nevada, Colorado, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. On the other hand, Ohio, Arkansas, Florida, Alabama, and Kentucky report the lowest wages for Principal Architects.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Urban Honolulu, HI
$150,755
2
Mountain View, CA
$136,719
3
Las Vegas, NV
$118,455
4
Denver, CO
$115,902
5
Burlington, MA
$115,379

Average Principal Architect Salary By Industry

Wages for Principal Architects can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Internet companies, and Telecommunication companies pay higher-than-average wages for Principal Architects. Salaries for Principal Architects in Professional companies average $118,826 annually, while Internet companies and Telecommunication companies pay $116,086 and $112,629, respectively. At $98,561, the average salary for Principal Architects in the Transportation industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$118,826
2
Internet
$116,086
3
Telecommunication
$112,629
4
Hospitality
$111,738
5
Technology
$110,337

RECENTLY ADDED Principal Architect SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Workbridge Associates
Principal Architect
10/25/2019
$150,000
Randstad
Principal Architect
10/11/2019
$177,896
Cybercoders
Principal Architect
09/07/2019
$200,000
Jobspring Partners
Principal Architect
08/28/2019
$156,525
Eagle Investment Systems
Principal Architect
08/05/2019
$160,000
Randstad
Principal Architect
08/01/2019
$114,785
Cybercoders
Principal Architect
07/30/2019
$95,000
Cybercoders
Principal Architect
07/30/2019
$95,000
Cybercoders
Principal Architect
07/30/2019
$95,000
Workbridge Associates
Principal Architect
06/29/2019
$155,000
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