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Working As A Solutions Architect

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $110,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Solutions Architect Do

Solutions Architects generally work for information technology (IT) firms. They are responsible for designing information solutions and integrating such solutions with computer hardware.

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Solutions Architect Career Paths

Solutions Architect
Business Development Manager Management Consultant Senior Business Analyst
Analytical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Information Officer Technical Consultant Project Leader
Architect & Project Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Marketing Director Marketing Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Architect Technical Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Founder And Chief Executive Officer Digital Marketing Specialist Digital Project Manager
Digital Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Integration Architect Oracle Consultant ERP Consultant
ERP Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Senior Manager Information Technology Director
Global Director Of Information Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Program/Project Manager Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Administrator
Network Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Solution Specialist Data Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Pricing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Information Architect User Experience Designer
Product Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Architect Senior Project Manager
Project Manager & Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Chief Information Officer Chief Of Staff Senior Analyst
Senior Lead Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Program/Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Project Manager
Senior Operations Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Implementation Manager Contractor/Consultant Senior Technical Writer
Senior Technical Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Architect Project Manager Development Manager
Software Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Senior Software Engineer Software Engineer Lead
Software Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Media Consultant Social Media Manager
Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Chief Architect 3.5 years
Architect 2.9 years
Senior Architect 2.8 years
Lead Architect 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Solutions Architect
Consultant 9.6%
Architect 6.0%
Developer 3.6%
Manager 2.7%
Top Careers After Solutions Architect
Architect 9.5%
Consultant 8.8%
Manager 3.0%

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Solutions Architect Demographics

Gender

Male

83.3%

Female

13.9%

Unknown

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

48.7%

Asian

23.6%

Hispanic or Latino

12.5%

Black or African American

9.6%

Unknown

5.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

26.6%

French

9.4%

Carrier

7.8%

German

7.0%

Portuguese

6.3%

Mandarin

5.5%

Japanese

5.5%

Arabic

5.5%

Russian

4.7%

Chinese

3.9%

Italian

3.1%

Hindi

2.3%

Cantonese

2.3%

Urdu

2.3%

Korean

1.6%

Danish

1.6%

Norwegian

1.6%

Tamil

1.6%

Swedish

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%
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Solutions Architect Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.4%

George Washington University

5.3%

Pennsylvania State University

5.3%

University of Texas at Austin

5.3%

University of Houston

5.3%

More Tech Institute

5.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

4.9%

New York University

4.9%

George Mason University

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.7%

University of Washington

4.3%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.3%

Southern Methodist University

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.1%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.1%

Northwestern University

3.9%

University of Southern California

3.7%

Purdue University

3.7%

Northeastern University

3.5%

Texas Tech University

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

23.4%

Business

15.5%

Electrical Engineering

8.5%

Information Technology

5.8%

Computer Information Systems

5.7%

Computer Engineering

5.3%

Management Information Systems

3.7%

Management

3.6%

Computer Applications

3.4%

Finance

3.2%

Information Systems

3.1%

Engineering

3.0%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Project Management

2.4%

Computer Networking

2.2%

Marketing

2.1%

Mathematics

2.0%

Accounting

1.9%

Economics

1.4%

Education

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.4%

Masters

36.1%

Other

13.4%

Associate

3.2%

Certificate

2.2%

Doctorate

2.0%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.0%
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Real Solutions Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Big Data Solutions Architect Intellipoint Consulting, Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 01, 2015 $150,000 -
$160,000
Big Data Solutions Architect Intellipoint Consulting, Inc. Ashburn, VA Feb 09, 2016 $150,000 -
$160,000
Solutions Architect Software AG USA, Inc. Ashburn, VA Mar 21, 2018 $135,000
Solution Architect Southport Services Group, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 23, 2018 $120,000 -
$145,000
Solution Architect Vivsoft Technologies LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 12, 2014 $110,000
Solutions Architect Vivsoft Technologies LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 15, 2014 $110,000
Solutions Architect Syniverse Technologies Ashburn, VA Jul 24, 2018 $107,581
Solution Architect GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Aug 04, 2017 $102,000
Solutions Architect, TSA Avnet, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2013 $101,000 -
$129,000
Solution Architect Syniverse Technologies Ashburn, VA Jul 24, 2015 $100,430
Solutions Architect (Applications) International Cloud Business Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2019 $97,000 -
$100,000
Solutions Architect Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 09, 2019 $94,000
Solution Architect Syniverse Technologies Ashburn, VA Aug 20, 2014 $92,705
Solutions Architect Kriddha Technologies, Inc. Ashburn, VA Mar 07, 2018 $92,019
Solution Architect Persistent Systems, Inc. Ashburn, VA May 19, 2014 $85,000
DB Solution Architect Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $80,000
Solution Architect Business Pointers Incorporated Ashburn, VA Mar 04, 2013 $65,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Solutions Architect

Average Yearly Salary
$110,000
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$79,000
Min 10%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$152,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
San Bruno, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a Solutions Architect make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Solutions Architect in the United States is $110,339 per year or $53 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $79,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $152,000.

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Top Skills for A Solutions Architect

  1. Solution Architect
  2. Web Application
  3. Business Requirements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Generated solution architecture and bill of material based on customer requirements and service costs for various IPTV deployment scenarios.
  • Perform web application integration using REST API to strengthen managed service offering and responsiveness.
  • Collaborated with the technical staff on-site to ensure business requirements were met and to identify potential capacity planning needs.
  • Developed network configuration, data/server security, public key infrastructure (PKI) and authentication policies.
  • Created nightly process to vastly simplify report creation and consistency of critical reports to business customers utilizing PL/SQL and materialized views.

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  2. New Hampshire
  3. Virginia
  4. New York
  5. North Carolina
  6. California
  7. Washington
  8. Nebraska
  9. Colorado
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