How much does a Principal Software Architect make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Principal Software Architect in the United States is $68 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $54 and $89. Hourly rate 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. 

Search Principal Software Architect Jobs in the United States

Principal Software Architect

Review the job openings and experience requirements for the Principal Software Architect job to confirm that it is the job you are seeking.

See user submitted job responsibilities for Principal Software Architect.

Job Openings for Principal Software Architect
WadiTek - Reston , VA
As a Principal Software Developer, you will be responsible for implementing polished software ... architecture, and design patterns Experience developing multithreaded Java Swing andor OpenGL ... - 12 days ago
Software Subcategory: SW Engineer Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Travel: No Minimum Clearance ... No Description SAIC is seeking an Applications Architects to serve as the lead technical resource ...
Recruitics REACH - 3 days ago
CareFirst - Reston , VA
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Under the direction of Chief Architect, the incumbentrsquos ... Excellent knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle. Good understanding of design patterns and ... - 6 days ago
10Pearls is seekingan engineering and architecture expert with deep experience in developing and ... Principal Software Engineer Experience with Agile development methodologies Strong written and ... - 27 days ago
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc - Glen Allen , VA
The Senior Principal Architect (Data) serves the company as an advisor to support our product ... Works with other leads in a project setting to define and execute a software architecture that is ...
Joblift GmbH (USD CPC) - 70 days ago
SSN Group LLC - 22301 , VA
Job title Software Architect Level II Location Alexandria, VA Duration 6-12 Months Skills "Demonstrated experience in applying the following capabilities in complex environments Systems Architecture ... - 19 days ago
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a Principal Software Architect, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation


Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Principal Software Architect in the United States. The average hourly rate for Principal Software Architect ranges from $54 to $89 with the average hourly pay of $68. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $55 to $90 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $69.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.