Software Architect Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Software Architects in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 180,142 Software Architects currently employed in the United States.
  • 8.7% of all Software Architects are women, while 84.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Software Architect is 39 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Software Architects is White (56.5%), followed by Asian (29.0%) and Hispanic or Latino (6.9%).
  • The majority of Software Architects are located in NY, New York and TX, Austin.
  • Software Architects are paid an average annual salary of $96,102.
  • Software Architects average starting salary is $72,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Software Architects earn as much as $127,000 or more.
  • 8% of all Software Architects are LGBT.
  • Software Architects are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.

Software Architect Statistics By Gender

Among Software Architects, 8.7% of them are women compared to 84.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 84.9%
  • Female, 8.7%
  • Unknown, 6.4%
GenderPercentages
Male84.9%
Female8.7%
Unknown6.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Software Architect

Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$93,984
female-income
Female Income
$87,299

Software Architect Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Software Architect position over time.

Male
Female
96%
94%
91%
89%
86%
84%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
YearMaleFemale
201089.35%10.65%
201189.23%10.77%
201289.95%10.05%
201389.90%10.10%
201490.47%9.53%
201590.32%9.68%
201691.12%8.88%
201790.85%9.15%
201890.87%9.13%
201990.73%9.27%

Software Architect Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Senior Data Center Engineer and Senior Windows Engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job TitleMaleFemale
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Software Architect85%9%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%

Software Architect Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Software Architects is White, which makes up 56.5% of all Software Architects. Comparatively, there are 29.0% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 56.5%
  • Asian, 29.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.8%
  • Black or African American, 4.8%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%
Software Architect RacePercentages
White56.5%
Asian29.0%
Hispanic or Latino6.8%
Black or African American4.8%
Unknown2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.1%

Software Architect Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Software Architects.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201060.75%5.41%25.81%5.59%
201161.21%5.64%25.31%5.30%
201260.12%5.18%26.69%5.74%
201360.51%4.70%26.51%5.56%
201459.39%5.22%27.15%5.68%
201558.56%5.02%27.28%6.26%
201658.07%5.01%27.99%6.26%
201756.64%4.89%28.54%6.62%
201857.29%4.74%27.77%7.24%
201956.46%4.84%28.96%6.86%

Software Architect Wage Gap By Race

Asian Software Architects have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Software Architects have the lowest average salary at $85,921.
$96,000
$94,000
$92,000
$90,000
$88,000
$86,000
$84,000
White
Black or African American
Asian
Unknown
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
White$91,031
Black or African American$85,921
Asian$95,318
Unknown$91,914
Hispanic or Latino$89,025

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Average Age of a Software Architect

We determined the average age of Software Architects based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Asian3737
Black or African American4043
Hispanic or Latino3535
Unknown3532
White3942

Software Architect Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Software Architect employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Software Architects is 40+ years old, which represents 46% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Software Architect YearsPercentages
20-30 years18%
30-40 years36%
40+ years46%

Types of Software Architect Degree Levels

The most common degree for Software Architects is Bachelor's Degree 66% of Software Architects earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 25% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 66%
  • Masters, 25%
  • Associate, 4%
  • Doctorate, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 3%
Software Architect DegreePercentages
Bachelors66%
Masters25%
Associate4%
Doctorate2%
Other Degrees3%

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Software Architect Wage Gap By Education

Software Architects with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $118,050 annually. With a Masters degree, Software Architects earn a median annual income of $102,397 compared to $93,984 for Software Architects with an Bachelors degree.
$119,000
$114,000
$109,000
$104,000
$99,000
$94,000
$89,000
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Bachelor's Degree$93,984
Master's Degree$102,397
Doctorate Degree$118,050

Software Architect Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Software Architects. We found that the most common company type is Public. In addition, the industry that employs the most Software Architects is the Technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Software Architects.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees2%
100 - 500 employees5%
500 - 1,000 employees14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees31%
> 10,000 employees43%

The Types Of Companies Software Architect Work In

Employees with the Software Architect job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Software Architects prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Company TypePercentages
Private43%
Public54%
Education2%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Software Architects

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Software Architects. Those industries include Technology, Finance and Professional.

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Software Architect Turnover And Employment Statistics

Software Architect Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Software Architects changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearSoftware Architect Unemployment Rate
20104.56%
20113.25%
20122.64%
20132.67%
20142.07%
20152.26%
20162.33%
20172.17%
20181.80%
20191.88%

The Average Number of Years That Software Architect Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,911 Software Architects resumes, we figured out that the average Software Architect enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year20%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years7%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Software Architects with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Software Architects.

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Job TitleLGBT
Business Solutions Architect7.66%
Senior Communications Analyst7.80%
Software Architect8.26%
Database Analyst8.31%
Systems Support Administrator8.39%
Data Integrity Specialist9.71%
Bioinformatics Computer Scientist20.69%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Software Architects

The most common foreign language among Software Architects is Spanish at 20.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.4% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 10.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 20.8%
  • French, 10.4%
  • Mandarin, 10.4%
  • Russian, 10.4%
  • Chinese, 8.3%
  • Other, 39.7%
Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish20.8%
French10.4%
Mandarin10.4%
Russian10.4%
Chinese8.3%
Other39.7%

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Software Architect Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Software Architect can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Software Architects is $151,908. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Software Architects Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Software Architects earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Software Architects Located?

By looking through more than 2,911 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Software Architects are NY, New York and TX, Austin.

Number of Software Architects

Where Are Software Architects In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Software Architects are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings