Updated August 18, 2021
Average Solutions Architect Salary
$100,000 yearly
$48.46 hourly

Entry level Salary
$75,000 yearly
$75,000
10 %
$100,000
Median
$133,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$133,000
$11,083
$64
75th Percentile
$116,000
$9,667
$56
Average
$100,791
$8,399
$48
25th Percentile
$86,000
$7,167
$41
10th Percentile
$75,000
$6,250
$36

Average Solutions Architect Salary By State

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Solutions Architect average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$85,901
$41.30
Alaska
$101,718
$48.90
Arizona
$92,541
$44.49
Arkansas
$66,496
$31.97
California
$111,407
$53.56
Colorado
$103,002
$49.52
Connecticut
$101,336
$48.72
Delaware
$95,835
$46.07
District of Columbia
$111,249
$53.49
Florida
$84,672
$40.71
Georgia
$90,103
$43.32
Hawaii
$107,472
$51.67
Idaho
$75,351
$36.23
Illinois
$96,410
$46.35
Indiana
$81,201
$39.04
Iowa
$85,065
$40.90
Kansas
$84,596
$40.67
Kentucky
$75,450
$36.27
Louisiana
$70,723
$34.00
Maine
$80,904
$38.90
Maryland
$109,764
$52.77
Massachusetts
$96,170
$46.24
Michigan
$81,811
$39.33
Minnesota
$86,005
$41.35
Mississippi
$93,976
$45.18
Missouri
$85,768
$41.23
Montana
$83,992
$40.38
Nebraska
$92,714
$44.57
Nevada
$76,910
$36.98
New Hampshire
$104,222
$50.11
New Jersey
$110,196
$52.98
New Mexico
$74,912
$36.02
New York
$104,946
$50.45
North Carolina
$96,000
$46.15
North Dakota
$102,034
$49.05
Ohio
$87,288
$41.97
Oklahoma
$83,419
$40.11
Oregon
$93,352
$44.88
Pennsylvania
$94,325
$45.35
Rhode Island
$93,554
$44.98
South Carolina
$84,706
$40.72
South Dakota
$78,400
$37.69
Tennessee
$78,115
$37.56
Texas
$93,072
$44.75
Utah
$82,098
$39.47
Vermont
$87,932
$42.27
Virginia
$109,765
$52.77
Washington
$104,681
$50.33
West Virginia
$108,841
$52.33
Wisconsin
$79,403
$38.17
Wyoming
$69,147
$33.24

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Highest Paying Cities For Solutions Architect

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$117,550
$56.51
Washington, DC
$111,314
$53.52
Reston, VA
$110,349
$53.05
Jersey City, NJ
$110,309
$53.03
Seattle, WA
$105,561
$50.75
New York, NY
$105,333
$50.64

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How much does a Solutions Architect make?

  • The average solutions architect makes $100,791 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a solutions architect is $48.46.
  • The average entry-level solutions architect salary is $75,000.
  • Highest paying states for solutions architect are California ($111,407), New Jersey ($110,196), Virginia ($111,407) and Maryland ($111,407).
  • Highest paying cities for solutions architect are San Francisco, CA ($117,550), Washington, DC, Reston, VA, Jersey City, NJ and Seattle, WA.
  • Solutions architects on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $75,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $133,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $116,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $86,000
  • Industries with the highest solutions architect salaries are retail, technology and manufacturing.

Average Solutions Architect Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $101,000
    $48.46
    +1.9%
    2020
    $98,800
    $47.51
    +2.3%
    2019
    $96,600
    $46.44
    +1.5%
    2018
    $95,200
    $45.76
    +2.1%
    2017
    $93,100
    $44.77
    +1.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Lead Consultant

    Avg. salary: $95,487

    The lead consultants oversee the work of a consultant team and are responsible for offering clients their advice and recommendations on the given project. They are multi-focus experts that assist the company in improving its business performance by acting as liaisons between clients and the consultancy team. Their main job is to ensure the daily management of client's projects. They help the client identify and understand their needs together with finding solutions to their difficulties. Additionally, they analyze and review proposals from the team and then provide relevant solutions to the problems.
    62,607 Lead 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
    Information Technology Architect

    Avg. salary: $108,020

    An information technology architect is responsible for designing and creating new technology systems and optimizing the performance of existing ones. Information technology architects analyze the business needs and client requirements to identify system features and technology infrastructure according to budget limitations and timetables. They also consider the public demands and technology trends to ensure that the deliverables would reach the audience's interest to boost awareness and attract potential clients, generating more resources for revenues. An information technology architect should have excellent technical and project management skills, especially on implementing technology solutions and running diagnostic tests to measure systems compatibility.
    133,327 Information Technology Architect Jobs
    Solutions Engineer

    Avg. salary: $88,709

    A solutions engineer is a professional who assists customers in identifying their computer software needs and generates customized business software solutions for them. Solutions engineers collaborate with other department engineers to create practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and showcase them to the other members of the team. They are required to test the installed software and fix programming bugs that create errors with the system. Solutions engineers also maintain customer relations by providing post-installation follow-ups.
    120,164 Solutions Engineer Jobs
    Lead Architect

    Avg. salary: $95,888

    A lead architect spearheads architectural operations while maintaining an active communication line with clients. They typically meet with clients to discuss the project's needs and specifications, agree on a budget, provide advice and recommendations, and negotiate contracts. They are also in charge of developing building designs, coordinating staff, devising plans, incorporating essential systems, and providing technical and guidance as needed. Moreover, as the lead architect of the project, they must enforce policies and regulations to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow.
    205,433 Lead Architect Jobs
    Solutions Manager

    Avg. salary: $108,636

    A solutions manager oversees the planning and execution of a business project or program. Their responsibilities revolve around liaising with clients to discuss their needs and preferences, coordinating with various departments to gather and analyze data, identifying weak areas, and recommending solutions through new processes and policies for optimal service and performance. They may also delegate tasks, assess the workforce, and produce progress reports and presentations. Furthermore, as a manager, it is essential to lead and encourage the team to reach goals, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    84,482 Solutions Manager Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Lead Consultant
    $95,487
    $7,957
    $45.91
    62,607
    Architect And Developer
    $103,101
    $8,592
    $49.57
    249,435
    Information Technology Architect
    $108,020
    $9,002
    $51.93
    133,327
    Solutions Engineer
    $88,709
    $7,392
    $42.65
    120,164
    Lead Architect
    $95,888
    $7,991
    $46.10
    205,433
    Solutions Manager
    $108,637
    $9,053
    $52.23
    84,482
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    Solutions Architect Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a solutions 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $47,500
    $22.83
    Mid Level
    $92,100
    $44.29
    Senior Level
    $161,000
    $77.36

    Which Companies Pay Solutions Architects The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a solutions architect, being employed by a company such as Baker McKenzie or Auris Health would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like QTUM and VMware also report highly competitive salaries for solutions architects.
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    Recently Added Solutions Architect Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Uplight
    Solution Architect
    Solution Architect
    Boston, MA
    08/31/2021
    $101,000
    08/31/2021
    World Wide Technology
    Consulting Solutions Architect-Telco Cloud (Global Service Provider)
    Consulting Solutions Architect-Telco Cloud (Global Service Provider)
    Dallas, TX
    08/31/2021
    $81,000
    08/31/2021
    Splunk
    Solutions Architect, Msps-Remote (USA)
    Solutions Architect, Msps-Remote (USA)
    Boston, MA
    08/31/2021
    $135,000
    08/31/2021
    World Wide Technology
    Consulting Solutions Architect-Telco Cloud (Global Service Provider)
    Consulting Solutions Architect-Telco Cloud (Global Service Provider)
    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $81,000
    08/31/2021
    Randstad Us
    Juniper Solutions Architect
    Juniper Solutions Architect
    Richardson, TX
    08/31/2021
    $135,000
    08/31/2021
    Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Solutions Architect-Government Services
    Solutions Architect-Government Services
    Reston, VA
    08/31/2021
    $82,709
    08/31/2021
    Intel
    Cloud Solutions Architect
    Cloud Solutions Architect
    New York, NY
    08/31/2021
    $188,160
    08/31/2021
    Nvidia
    Solutions Architect-Startups
    Solutions Architect-Startups
    Santa Clara, CA
    08/31/2021
    $118,800
    08/31/2021
    Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Salesforce Solution Architect-Acumen Solutions
    Salesforce Solution Architect-Acumen Solutions
    Chicago, IL
    08/31/2021
    $121,800
    08/31/2021
    Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Services Solution Architect, Marketing Cloud
    Services Solution Architect, Marketing Cloud
    Albany, NY
    08/31/2021
    $66,600
    08/31/2021

    Average Solutions Architect Salary by Demographic

    Solutions Architect Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $116,431
    female-income
    Female Income
    $111,270
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$116,431
    Female$111,270
    Median Solutions Architect Income by Race
    Asian solutions architects have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american solutions architects have the lowest average salary at $109,087.
    $125,000
    $100,000
    $75,000
    $50,000
    $25,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$113,034
    Black or African American$109,087
    Asian$122,072
    Hispanic or Latino$111,189
    Average Solutions Architect Salary by Education Level
    Solutions architects with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $134,941 annually. With a Masters degree, solutions architects earn a median annual income of $128,246 compared to $116,431 for solutions architects with an Bachelors degree.
    $135,000
    $108,000
    $81,000
    $54,000
    $27,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$128,246
    Bachelor's Degree$116,431
    Doctorate Degree$134,941
    Some College/ Associate Degree$101,993

    Solutions Architect FAQs

    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.

    Highest Paying Cities For Entry-Level Solutions Architect Jobs:

    • Lakes, AK - $147,249 a year ($70.79 an hour)

    • San Francisco, CA - $145,408 a year ($69.91 an hour)

    • Santa Clara, CA - $144,673 a year ($69.55 an hour)

    • Washington, DC - $143,192 a year ($68.84 an hour)

    • Los Angeles, CA - $141,717 a year ($68.13 an hour)

    • Fremont, CA - $139,789 a year ($67.21 an hour)

    • Green River, WY - $139,122 a year ($66.89 an hour)

    • San Buenaventura, CA - $138,868 a year ($66.76 an hour)

    • Bridgeport, CT - $138,107 a year ($66.40 an hour)

    • Germantown, MD - $137,779 a year ($66.24 an hour)

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