How much does a Software Architect make in the United States? The average Software Architect salary in the United States is $145,207 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $130,195 and $161,819. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Software Architect Salaries by Percentile
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10th Percentile Software Architect Salary $116,528 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Software Architect Salary $130,195 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Software Architect Salary $145,207 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Software Architect Salary $161,819 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Software Architect Salary $176,943 US August 27, 2023
25% $130,195 10% $116,528 90% $176,943 75% $161,819 $145,207 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Software Architect

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 2023 View full job description

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