Software Architect Salary in the United States

How much does a Software Architect make in the United States? The average Software Architect salary in the United States is $135,087 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $122,272 and $149,940. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Software Architect is responsible for design and development of new software or extensive software revisions for external customers. Serves as the top level technical expert by creating high-level architectural specifications and addressing problems of systems integration, compatibility. Being a Software Architect performs research on the potential project feasibility to management. Requires a bachelor's degree of Computer Science or a related field. Additionally, Software Architect typically reports to a manager or head of a department. Software Architect is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Software Architect typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
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