Software Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$99,000
$74,000
$99,000
$133,000
The average Software Architect makes about $99,667 per year. That's $47.92 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $74,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $133,000. Many of Software Architects seem to be drawn to Technology and Professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Software Architects tend to work at Real Estate, Telecommunication, and Manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, California and Alaska pay Software Architects the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Redmond, WA
$139,346
Boston, MA
$114,279
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Map of Software Architect Salaries

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

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Average Software Architect Salary By Location

While a Software Architect can average a salary of $99,667 per year, or $47.92 per hour, there are many opportunities for Software Architects to make more. For example, in Redmond, WA you might make $139,346 per year. Other high-paying locations include Mountain View, CA, Boston, MA and Albany, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Redmond, WA where the average starting salary is $98,000. The highest paying states for Software Architects include Washington, California and Alaska. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Mississippi, and West Virginia offer the lowest salaries.

Average Software Architect Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Software Architect, working for Intuit or VMware might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Microsoft and DoubleVerify report highly competitive salaries for Software Architects.
Company
Average Salary
$162,931
$163k
$157,093
$157k
$151,882
$152k
$141,019
$141k
$130,867
$131k
$130,672
$131k

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Average Software Architect Pay By Industry

The salary for a Software Architect can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Software Architects tend to be found in Real Estate, Telecommunication, and Manufacturing companies. In fact, Software Architects can make a yearly salary of $112,170 while working for Real Estate companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Real Estate
Real Estate
$112,170
$112k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$104,339
$104k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$103,857
$104k
Technology
Technology
$98,142
$98k

Software Architect Salary History

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Software Architect Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Software 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 Software Architect Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$165,000
$165,000
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Software Architect/.NET Core/AWS/Microservices
Software Architect/.NET Core/AWS/Microservices
Software Architect/.NET Core/AWS/Microservices
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$150,000
$150,000
06/19/2020
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.NET Software Architect/Consulting Company Chicago
.NET Software Architect/Consulting Company Chicago
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$150,000
$150,000
05/20/2020
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Principal Software Architect/.NET Core
Principal Software Architect/.NET Core
Principal Software Architect/.NET Core
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$180,000
$180,000
05/20/2020
Principal Software Architect
Principal Software Architect
05/11/2020
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$170,000
$170,000
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Software Architect/.NET/Azure
Software Architect/.NET/Azure
Software Architect/.NET/Azure
05/08/2020
05/08/2020
$130,438
$130,438
05/08/2020
Wireless Software Architect
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04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$177,395
$177,395
04/28/2020
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04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$105,000
$105,000
04/27/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
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Software Architect/Nodejs and AWS Serverless/Space Technology
Software Architect/Nodejs and AWS Serverless/Space Technology
04/26/2020
04/26/2020
$175,000
$175,000
04/26/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
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Software Architect/.NET
Software Architect/.NET
Software Architect/.NET
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$130,000
$130,000
04/20/2020