How much does a Principal Architect make?

Updated Oct 18, 2021

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$162,065 /yr
Average Base Pay

257 salaries

$121K

Low

$162K

Average

$216K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Principal Architect is $162,065 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Architect salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 257 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Architect employees.

Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Architect$162,065 /yr
L6
Senior Principal Architect$181,231 /yr
Career Path

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$157,811

per year

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$124,456

per year

Enterprise Architect

$150,782

per year

Principal Engineer

$148,758

per year

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Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Principal Architect

$187,041

 /yr
Range: $124K - $293K
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$124K

$293K

$124,193 - $293,445 Range

Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.8

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Principal Architect

$150,205

 /yr
Range: $102K - $194K

$102K

$194K

$102,137 - $194,376 Range

ADP
4

ADP

Principal Architect

$166,274

 /yr
Range: $114K - $185K

$114K

$185K

$113,824 - $185,000 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Principal Architect

$122,410

 /yr
Range: $117K - $145K

$117K

$145K

$117,237 - $144,540 Range

Infosys
3.3

Infosys

Principal Architect

$148,202

 /yr
Range: $117K - $162K

$117K

$162K

$117,489 - $161,705 Range

AT&T
3.7

AT&T

Principal Architect

$150,504

 /yr
Range: $133K - $206K

$133K

$206K

$132,516 - $205,832 Range

Lumen
3.3

Lumen

Principal Architect

$159,808

 /yr
Range: $97K - $295K

$97K

$295K

$96,934 - $294,552 Range

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T-Mobile
4

T-Mobile

Principal Architect

$160,835

 /yr
Range: $121K - $281K

$121K

$281K

$121,425 - $281,413 Range

Citizens
3.6

Citizens

Principal Architect

$154,544

 /yr
Range: $138K - $177K

$138K

$177K

$138,064 - $176,569 Range

Nielsen
3.7

Nielsen

Principal Architect

$143,208

 /yr
Range: $116K - $173K

$116K

$173K

$115,632 - $172,864 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

Principal Architect

$133,036

 /yr
Range: $109K - $152K

$109K

$152K

$109,323 - $152,199 Range

Akamai
4.5

Akamai

Principal Architect

$208,541

 /yr
Range: $185K - $230K

$185K

$230K

$185,000 - $229,747 Range

Comcast
3.8

Comcast

Principal Architect

$146,890

 /yr
Range: $142K - $191K

$142K

$191K

$142,148 - $190,681 Range

Acxiom
3.7

Acxiom

Principal Architect

$157,378

 /yr
Range: $143K - $163K

$143K

$163K

$143,022 - $162,695 Range

Guidewire
4.5

Guidewire

Principal Architect

$164,971

 /yr
Range: $150K - $190K

$150K

$190K

$149,511 - $190,038 Range

Optum
3.7

Optum

Principal Architect

$168,932

 /yr
Range: $140K - $183K

$140K

$183K

$139,664 - $183,328 Range

United Airlines
4.1

United Airlines

Principal Architect

$141,204

 /yr
Range: $124K - $158K

$124K

$158K

$123,685 - $157,917 Range

Ciber
3.6

Ciber

Principal Architect

$149,591

 /yr
Range: $107K - $165K

$107K

$165K

$107,227 - $164,773 Range

SAP
4.5

SAP

Principal Architect

$151,720

 /yr
Range: $137K - $214K

$137K

$214K

$136,981 - $213,836 Range

TIBCO Software
3.8

TIBCO Software

Principal Architect

$184,730

 /yr
Range: $152K - $197K

$152K

$197K

$152,199 - $197,223 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Architect salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Architect is $162,065 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Architect salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 257 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Architect employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Architect in United States is $216,250 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Architect in United States is $121,457 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Principal Architect or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Principal Architect.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal architect salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$179,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the Richmond, VA Area area reported making $179,000 per year
Additional Pay
$14k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Richmond, VA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$200,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
$10k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$185,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$27k cash bonus
$25k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$185,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$95
hourly
A Principal Architect in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $95 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$165,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $165,000 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$165,000
per year
A Principal Architect in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $165,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
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