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 $134,584 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $121,819 and $149,388. 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

Recently searched related titles: Machine Learning Engineer, Product Architect, Senior It Architect

Job Description

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)

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report.

Step of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Software Architect, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
121819
149388
134584

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
126504
161551
142115
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Software Architect in the United States. The base salary for Software Architect ranges from $121,819 to $149,388 with the average base salary of $134,584. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $126,504 to $161,551 with the average total cash compensation of $142,115.
Step of 3

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.

121819
149388

 

Step of 3

Recalculate your target pay based on your unique skills and experiences

Salary for

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com'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
Job Openings for Software Architect