Updated December 12, 2022

Average Solutions Architect Salary

$116,327yearly

$55.93 hourly

Entry level Salary
$87,000 yearly
$87,000
10%
$116,327
Median
$154,000
90%

How much does a Solutions Architect make?

Solutions architects make $116,327 per year on average, or $55.93 per hour, in the United States. Solutions architects on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $87,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $154,000.

Location impacts how much a solutions architect can expect to make. Solutions architects make the most in California, Washington, Oregon, New York, and Maryland.

Highest Paying States For Solutions Architects

While a solutions architect can average a salary of $116,327 per year, or $55.93 per hour, there are many opportunities for solutions architects to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $135,041 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, New York, NY and Portland, OR. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $96,000. The highest paying states for solutions architects include California, Washington and Oregon. Meanwhile, Tennessee, Alaska, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.
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Solutions Architect average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Washington$121,027$58.191,204
2Oregon$116,397$55.96865
3California$129,807$62.415,881
4Arizona$114,583$55.09897
5Rhode Island$108,995$52.40293
6Virginia$114,582$55.091,931
7Pennsylvania$109,579$52.681,526
8Nevada$109,231$52.51291
9New Jersey$115,438$55.501,274
10New York$116,319$55.921,841
11North Carolina$107,509$51.691,295
12Texas$105,925$50.933,272
13Massachusetts$110,943$53.341,512
14New Hampshire$107,673$51.77236
15Connecticut$110,347$53.05591
16Maryland$116,075$55.81929
17Illinois$108,622$52.221,826
18District of Columbia$110,718$53.23705
19Utah$103,522$49.77659
20North Dakota$102,080$49.08156
21Ohio$104,590$50.281,047
22Delaware$109,357$52.58155
23West Virginia$106,292$51.10120
24Idaho$104,542$50.26209
25Michigan$102,484$49.27776
26Georgia$103,555$49.791,497
27Vermont$101,806$48.95158
28Wyoming$100,855$48.4969
29Alabama$101,531$48.81336
30Minnesota$103,253$49.64783
31South Carolina$103,277$49.65327
32Iowa$102,274$49.17232
33Colorado$101,504$48.80881
34Wisconsin$100,410$48.27610
35Nebraska$101,041$48.58216
36Mississippi$101,137$48.6293
37Florida$101,466$48.781,771
38Indiana$99,494$47.83554
39Kansas$99,574$47.87282
40Hawaii$99,930$48.04112
41Maine$100,374$48.26131
42Tennessee$98,061$47.14513
43Missouri$99,838$48.00625
44Montana$98,814$47.51149
45Alaska$97,864$47.0577
46Oklahoma$98,630$47.42209
47Kentucky$96,747$46.51289
48Louisiana$98,168$47.20186
49Arkansas$89,410$42.99297
50South Dakota$92,901$44.6693
51New Mexico$92,728$44.58195

Highest Paying Cities For Solutions Architects

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1San Francisco, CA$135,041$64.92
2Seattle, WA$121,700$58.51
3New York, NY$116,558$56.04
4Portland, OR$116,286$55.91
5Jersey City, NJ$115,541$55.55
6Arlington, VA$115,159$55.36
7Phoenix, AZ$114,766$55.18
8Boston, MA$110,930$53.33
9Washington, DC$110,662$53.20
10Hartford, CT$110,114$52.94
11Philadelphia, PA$109,953$52.86
12Chicago, IL$108,929$52.37
13Raleigh, NC$108,349$52.09
14Austin, TX$107,309$51.59
15Columbus, OH$104,500$50.24

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Portland, OR
  5. Jersey City, NJ

Solutions Architects Salary Details

Average Solutions Architect Salary Graph
Average Solutions Architect Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Solutions Architect's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$154,000$12,833$74
75th Percentile$135,000$11,250$65
Average$116,327$9,694$56
25th Percentile$100,000$8,333$48
10th Percentile$87,000$7,250$42

Highest Paying Types of Solutions Architects

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Lead Consultant$103,221$8,602$49.6378,252
Architect And Developer$110,970$9,248$53.35316,181
Information Technology Architect$116,007$9,667$55.77156,730
Solutions Engineer$95,482$7,957$45.91123,287
Lead Architect$104,687$8,724$50.33266,541
Solutions Manager$122,023$10,169$58.66142,636

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Amazon Jobs (1,874)
  2. Cisco Jobs (178)
  3. Microsoft Jobs (600)
  4. Ericsson Jobs (372)
  5. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Jobs (300)

Which Companies Pay Solutions Architects The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Airbnb and Stitch Fix are the highest paying companies for solutions architects.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Airbnb$173,562$83.44
2Stitch Fix$169,326$81.41
3Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation$165,911$79.761
4Flexport$165,432$79.53
5Levi Strauss & Co.$165,342$79.49
6Meta$164,980$79.32326
7Lyft$164,240$78.96
8Apple$160,409$77.12340
9eBay$160,167$77.002
10Google$156,673$75.3226
11Family Dollar$155,786$74.90
12PayPal$155,127$74.588
13Pure Storage$154,017$74.053
14Centro$153,677$73.88
15Safeway$152,496$73.32
16Instacart$152,223$73.18
17Nike$151,360$72.77
18McKinsey & Company Inc$150,543$72.3873
19Intuitive Surgical$150,452$72.333
20NVIDIA$150,060$72.14113

How Much Do Solutions Architects Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a solutions architect salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The retail industry pays solutions architects an average salary of $122,080

  2. The start-up industry pay $121,481

  3. The lowest paying industry for solutions architects is the finance industry. Solutions architects in this industry earn an average salary of $107,959

Highest Paying Industries For Solutions Architects

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Retail$122,080$58.69
2Start-up$121,481$58.40
3Technology$121,452$58.39
4Professional$113,983$54.80
5Finance$107,959$51.90

High Paying Solutions Architect Jobs

Solutions Architect Pay Trends

Average Solutions Architect Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Solutions Architect Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2023$116,000$55.93+3.3%
    2022$112,000$54.08+2.3%
    2021$110,000$52.86+1.9%
    2020$108,000$51.83+2.3%
    2019$105,000$50.66+1.5%

    Recently Added Solutions Architect Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    ModisSolution ArchitectCharlotte, NC11/30/2022$183,698
    CybercodersSolutions Architect RemoteLos Angeles, CA11/30/2022$160,000
    CybercodersSolutions Architect RemoteAtlanta, GA11/30/2022$160,000
    CybercodersSolutions Architect RemoteWashington, DC11/30/2022$160,000
    CybercodersSolutions Architect RemoteSeattle, WA11/30/2022$160,000
    BraintrustSolution Architect [Remote]Chicago, IL11/30/2022$177,395
    BraintrustSolution Architect [Remote]Salt Lake City, UT11/30/2022$177,395
    BraintrustSolution Architect [Remote]Charlotte, NC11/30/2022$177,395
    BraintrustSolution Architect [Remote]Boston, MA11/30/2022$177,395
    BraintrustSolution Architect [Remote]Portland, OR11/30/2022$177,395

    Solutions Architect Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Solutions Architects The Most?

    California pays Solutions Architects the most in the United States, with an average salary of $129,807 per year, or $62.41 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Solutions Architect?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Solutions Architect if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $121,027 per year.

    What Type Of Solutions Architect Gets Paid The Most?

    Chief Architect gets paid the most. Chief Architect made a median salary of $168,836. The best-paid 10 percent make $210,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $135,000.

    How Much Does An Entry-level Solutions Architect Make?

    An entry-level solutions architect makes $74,158 a year. The range in salary for entry-level solutions architects is extensive and starts anywhere from $55,000 to as high as $120,000 a year. Factors such as company and location of position impact how much a solution architect can make just starting.

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