Updated August 18, 2021
Average Senior Architect Salary
$81,000 yearly
$39.01 hourly

Entry level Salary
$57,000 yearly
$57,000
10 %
$81,000
Median
$115,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$115,000
$9,583
$55
75th Percentile
$97,000
$8,083
$47
Average
$81,131
$6,761
$39
25th Percentile
$67,000
$5,583
$32
10th Percentile
$57,000
$4,750
$27

Average Senior Architect Salary By State

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Senior Architect average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$88,816
$42.70
Alaska
$95,473
$45.90
Arizona
$97,804
$47.02
Arkansas
$63,736
$30.64
California
$104,742
$50.36
Colorado
$74,187
$35.67
Connecticut
$92,079
$44.27
Delaware
$77,007
$37.02
District of Columbia
$118,223
$56.84
Florida
$72,997
$35.09
Georgia
$89,845
$43.19
Hawaii
$76,295
$36.68
Idaho
$68,037
$32.71
Illinois
$77,237
$37.13
Indiana
$76,462
$36.76
Iowa
$65,716
$31.59
Kansas
$85,739
$41.22
Kentucky
$71,162
$34.21
Louisiana
$85,209
$40.97
Maine
$84,246
$40.50
Maryland
$101,567
$48.83
Massachusetts
$107,560
$51.71
Michigan
$74,425
$35.78
Minnesota
$76,412
$36.74
Mississippi
$77,786
$37.40
Missouri
$72,742
$34.97
Montana
$71,313
$34.29
Nebraska
$78,940
$37.95
Nevada
$76,665
$36.86
New Hampshire
$104,771
$50.37
New Jersey
$87,226
$41.94
New Mexico
$85,831
$41.26
New York
$98,997
$47.59
North Carolina
$84,901
$40.82
North Dakota
$65,775
$31.62
Ohio
$81,470
$39.17
Oklahoma
$74,654
$35.89
Oregon
$80,290
$38.60
Pennsylvania
$85,340
$41.03
Rhode Island
$91,694
$44.08
South Carolina
$82,877
$39.84
South Dakota
$73,405
$35.29
Tennessee
$73,901
$35.53
Texas
$95,716
$46.02
Utah
$78,483
$37.73
Vermont
$87,444
$42.04
Virginia
$96,194
$46.25
Washington
$77,972
$37.49
West Virginia
$91,832
$44.15
Wisconsin
$75,340
$36.22
Wyoming
$71,922
$34.58

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Highest Paying Cities For Senior Architect

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$110,809
$53.27
Quincy, MA
$108,210
$52.02
New York, NY
$99,428
$47.80
Phoenix, AZ
$98,093
$47.16
Austin, TX
$96,749
$46.51
Richmond, VA
$95,809
$46.06

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How much does a Senior Architect make?

  • The average senior architect makes $81,131 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a senior architect is $39.01.
  • The average entry-level senior architect salary is $57,000.
  • Highest paying states for senior architect are Massachusetts ($107,560), New Hampshire ($104,771), California ($107,560) and Maryland ($107,560).
  • Highest paying cities for senior architect are San Francisco, CA ($110,809), Quincy, MA, New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX.
  • Senior architects on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $57,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $115,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $97,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $67,000
  • Industries with the highest senior architect salaries are telecommunication, manufacturing and technology.

Average Senior Architect Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $81,100
    $39.01
    +1.1%
    2020
    $80,200
    $38.56
    +2.0%
    2019
    $78,600
    $37.80
    +1.1%
    2018
    $77,800
    $37.39
    +2.1%
    2017
    $76,200
    $36.62
    +0.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Job Captain

    Avg. salary: $64,441

    A Job Captain is responsible for overseeing the drafting process of a project and completing outstanding items or tasks that remain to be accomplished. They take direction from the Project Manager, the Project Architect, and/or the Architect of Record.
    23,928 Job Captain Jobs
    Team Lead And Developer

    Avg. salary: $104,313

    A team lead and developer is a person who handles a group of employees in a particular section, geared to accomplish daily specific goals. The team lead and developer ensures that the team works cohesively and efficiently to achieve its goals. It is the role of the team lead to ensure employees are well-equipped, trained properly, and capable. The team lead conducts regular assessments of teammates and offers support. Added to the role of the team lead is to request training, enhancement seminars, and submit accomplishment and activity reports to company management.
    253,230 Team Lead And Developer Jobs
    Integration Engineer

    Avg. salary: $92,133

    An integration engineer specializes in developing programs and projects to improve business systems for optimal processes. Their responsibilities revolve around meeting with clients to determine their needs, coordinating with analysts to identify the company's strengths and weaknesses, implementing various solutions for business processes, and performing corrective measures as needed. They must also respond to any issues or inquiries, resolving them promptly and professionally. Furthermore, an integration manager may perform clerical tasks such as processing and preparing documentation, performing presentations, and updating clients.
    100,731 Integration Engineer Jobs
    Architectural Consultant

    Avg. salary: $97,092

    An architectural consultant is a professional who owns or works for an independent architecture or multidisciplinary design firm to develop innovative building design solutions. The essential skills that an architectural consultant should possess to accomplish his/her or her responsibilities include good creative ability and strong organizational, technical, and visualization skills. The education requirements for the job include possessing a college degree in architecture, business, or a related field.
    39,496 Architectural Consultant Jobs
    Architect And Developer

    Avg. salary: $103,100

    An Architect And Developer is focused on the technical design, architecture, and development of products. They generally work as a part of the development team.
    249,435 Architect And Developer Jobs
    Project Architect

    Avg. salary: $72,713

    A project architect spearheads and oversees a construction project's design and development procedures from the planning stages to its completion, ensuring it adheres to standards, budgets, and deadlines. They primarily coordinate with the clients to understand and identify project needs, leading the engineers and contractors throughout the project. They are also typically in charge of preparing all of the necessary documents and ensuring that procedures adhere to state and federal laws, including the environmental, zoning, and safety standards. Additionally, a project architect maintains an open communication line with the clients, updating them regularly.
    90,193 Project Architect Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Job Captain
    $64,441
    $5,370
    $30.98
    23,928
    Team Lead And Developer
    $104,313
    $8,693
    $50.15
    253,230
    Integration Engineer
    $92,134
    $7,678
    $44.30
    100,731
    Architectural Consultant
    $97,093
    $8,091
    $46.68
    39,496
    Architect And Developer
    $103,101
    $8,592
    $49.57
    249,435
    Project Architect
    $72,714
    $6,059
    $34.96
    90,193
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    If you want to get paid the most as a senior architect, being employed by a company such as VMware or Zynga would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Microsoft and ServiceNow also report highly competitive salaries for senior architects.
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    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Alteryx
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    $101,700
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    $98,900
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    $208,700
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    $97,448
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    Average Senior Architect Salary by Demographic

    Senior Architect Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $104,647
    female-income
    Female Income
    $98,322
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$104,647
    Female$98,322
    Median Senior Architect Income by Race
    Asian senior architects have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american senior architects have the lowest average salary at $94,603.
    $110,000
    $88,000
    $66,000
    $44,000
    $22,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$101,869
    Black or African American$94,603
    Asian$109,425
    Hispanic or Latino$97,599
    Average Senior Architect Salary by Education Level
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
    $21,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$104,121
    Bachelor's Degree$104,647