Software Architect Salary in the US

$123,400
per year
per month
$10,280
per month
per year
Bonus
$11,400/year
Bonus
$950/month

Software Architect - Average Salary

The average salary for a Software Architect is $123,400 per year ($10,280 per month), which is $69,910 (+131%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Software Architect can expect an average starting salary of $89,480. The highest salaries can exceed $174,370.
$89,480
Low
$123,400
Average salary
$174,370
High
$7,460
Low
$10,280
Average salary
$14,530
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$2,300
$99,200
$200,770
Salary$89,480 - 174,370
Bonus$2,300 - 26,400
Total Pay$91,780 - 200,770
$190
$8,270
$16,730
Salary$7,460 - 14,530
Bonus$190 - 2,200
Total Pay$7,650 - 16,730

Software Architect Salary Range

Low
$89,480
Average salary
$123,400
Senior
$146,750
High
$174,370
Low
$7,460
Average salary
$10,280
Senior
$12,230
High
$14,530
Among Software Architects in the U.S., Entry Level Software Architects have lower salaries, while Principal Software Architects, Senior Software Architects and Chief Software Architects enjoy the highest salaries.

Software Architect - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Chief Software Architect$165K/year
+34% 
Principal Software Architect$141K/year
+14% 
Senior Software Architect$138K/year
+12% 
Entry Level Software Architect$85K/year
 -31%

Software Architect - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Software Architect with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $87,750 per year. A mid level Software Architect with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $101,580, while a Senior Software Architect with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $138,910. Software Architects with more than 20 years of experience earn $146,400 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Software Architect

Late Career▲ +19%
Senior▲ +13%
Average Salary$123,400/year
Mid Level▼ -18%
Entry Level▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
7%
Male
93%

Software Architect - Jobs by Location

Software Architect - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Software Architect jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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