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Senior Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$100,000
$72,000
$100,000
$140,000
Did you know that the average senior architect makes $101,066 per year? That's valued at $48.59 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $72,000 and $141,000, meaning senior architects have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most senior architects find a job with technology and professional companies, while others work for finance, telecommunication, and manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Hawaii, Massachusetts and New York are the top states in the U.S. to pay senior architects the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Quincy, MA
$108,945
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Map of Senior Architect Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Senior Architect Salary By Location

While a senior architect can average a salary of $101,066 per year, or $48.59 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior architects to make more. For example, in Quincy, MA you might make $108,945 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Quincy, MA where the average starting salary is $66,000. The highest paying states for senior architects include Hawaii, Massachusetts and New York. Meanwhile, Colorado, Iowa, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Quincy, MA
Quincy, MA
$108,945
$109k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$106,342
$106k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$103,359
$103k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$103,186
$103k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$99,139
$99k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$98,327
$98k
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
$92,663
$93k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$89,162
$89k
Alpharetta, GA
Alpharetta, GA
$87,138
$87k
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
$86,635
$87k

High Paying Senior Architect Jobs

Average Senior Architect Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a senior architect, being employed by a company such as Virtusa or VMware would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Walmart and PayPal also report highly competitive salaries for senior architects.

Company
Average Salary
$160,439
$160k
$157,579
$158k
$157,238
$157k
$157,146
$157k
$155,824
$156k
$154,172
$154k
$153,349
$153k
$153,185
$153k

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    Average Senior Architect Pay By Industry

    The salary for a senior architect can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior architects tend to be found in finance, telecommunication, and manufacturing companies. In fact, senior architects can make a yearly salary of $110,116 while working for finance companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Finance
    Finance
    $110,116
    $110k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $109,286
    $109k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $104,486
    $104k
    Professional
    Professional
    $100,074
    $100k
    Technology
    Technology
    $98,569
    $99k

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    $75,000
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