How much does a Software Architect make? The median annual Software Architect salary is $129,718, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $117,412-$143,981, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Software Architect in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Software Architect in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Software Architect in the United States is $129,718, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Software Architect in the United States are expected to make less than $129,718.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Software Architect that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Software Architect are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
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. Performs research on the potential project feasibility to management. Requires a bachelor's degree of Computer Science or a related field. Typically reports to a manager or head of a department. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. Typically requires 7+ years of related experience. View full job description