Security Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$121,000
$90,000
$121,000
$163,000
Security architects in the United States make an average salary of $121,541 per year or $58.43 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $90,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $163,000. 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 professional, finance, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Nevada, Washington, New Jersey, and New York provide the highest security architect salaries.
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Seattle, WA
$126,169
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Map of Security Architect Salaries

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

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Average Security Architect Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a security architect is roughly $121,541 per year, which boils down to $58.43 per hour. Interestingly enough, security architects have the highest salaries in Palo Alto, CA at about $146,074 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Palo Alto, CA is $96,000. Additionally, security architects make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, Edison, NJ, New York, NY, and Bethesda, MD. On a more broad level, security architect salaries are highest in California, Nevada, Washington, New Jersey, New York, Alaska, and Maryland. On the contrary, Louisiana, Indiana, and South Carolina offer the lowest security architect salaries.

City
Average Salary

Average Security Architect Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Hulu and Drivetime Automotive Group as they offer the highest salaries for security architects.

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Average Security Architect Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, security architect salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that professional, finance, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for security architects. For example, security architects make a whopping average salary of $157,281 while working for professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $141,265 at finance companies and $122,320 at technology companies. But security architects may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $104,027.

Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$157,281
$157k
Finance
Finance
$141,265
$141k
Technology
Technology
$122,320
$122k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$121,709
$122k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$113,362
$113k
Government
Government
$104,027
$104k

Security Architect Salary History

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Security Architect Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a security 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.

Recently Added Security Architect Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Security Architect
Security Architect
Security Architect
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$219,135
$219,135
07/21/2020
Cloud Security Architect
Cloud Security Architect
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$114,785
$114,785
07/08/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Devops Architect/Cloud/Kubernetes/Security/Sunnyvale
Devops Architect/Cloud/Kubernetes/Security/Sunnyvale
Devops Architect/Cloud/Kubernetes/Security/Sunnyvale
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$225,000
$225,000
06/23/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Information Security Architect
Information Security Architect
Information Security Architect
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$150,000
$150,000
06/11/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Information Security Architect
Information Security Architect
Information Security Architect
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$156,525
$156,525
05/20/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Cloud Security Architect
Cloud Security Architect
Cloud Security Architect
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$166,960
$166,960
05/20/2020
Security Architect-Director Level
Security Architect-Director Level
05/19/2020
05/19/2020
$200,000
$200,000
05/19/2020
Security Architect
Security Architect
05/18/2020
05/18/2020
$115,000
$115,000
05/18/2020
Security Architect
Security Architect
05/08/2020
05/08/2020
$75,928
$75,928
05/08/2020
Information Security Architect
Information Security Architect
04/29/2020
04/29/2020
$80,400
$80,400
04/29/2020