Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Senior Software Architect make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$186,606 / yrTotal Pay
$139,763 / yrBase Pay
$46,843 / yrAdditional Pay

$186,606

 / yr
$119K$297K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Senior Software Architect is $186,606 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $139,763 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $46,843 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Senior Software Architect

Some related job titles are Senior Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $145,941, Senior Technical Architect Salaries with median pay of $205,979, Director of Technology Salaries with median pay of $188,926, Enterprise Architect Salaries with median pay of $212,526.

Top Paying Companies

For a Senior Software Architect in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Senior Software Architect in United States. Employers include eBay, Apple and Adobe.

1
eBay
eBay
$346,875/yr
2
Apple
$304,643/yr
3
Adobe
$298,410/yr
7
Oracle
$254,851/yr
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Cisco Systems
4.3
Senior Software ArchitectSee 25 salaries from all locations

$292,924

 / yr

$215,961

 / yr

$248,301

 / yr

$252,116

 / yr

$188,245

 / yr

$213,408

 / yr
ProQuest
3.9
Senior Software ArchitectSee 10 salaries from all locations

$219,888

 / yr

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$225,418

 / yr
Intellitro
3.7
Senior Software ArchitectSee 10 salaries from all locations

$190,131

 / yr

$261,758

 / yr

$222,260

 / yr

$221,111

 / yr

$203,112

 / yr

$254,851

 / yr

$195,469

 / yr

$283,697

 / yr

$171,103

 / yr

$304,643

 / yr

$298,410

 / yr

$226,327

 / yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Senior Software Architect in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Senior Software Architect in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $232,401, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $226,327, Healthcare with a median total pay of $207,363, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $196,567, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $186,940.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$232,401

    4% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$226,327

    2% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$207,363

    7% Lower than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$196,567

    13% Lower than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$186,940

    19% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Senior Software Architect are eBay, Apple, and Adobe.

eBayeBay$346,875/yr
AppleApple$304,643/yr
AdobeAdobe$298,410/yr

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Location

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Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Senior Software Architect

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$215,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Application Architect Senior

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$140,000

/yr

$123K | $17K

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Senior Platform Architect

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$204,000

/yr

$180K | $24K

Submitted3 days ago

10-14 years
3 days ago
Senior Software Architect

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

4-6 years
4 days ago
Senior Software Architect

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

10-14 years
5 days ago
Senior Applications Architect

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$152,000

/yr

$150K | $2K

Submitted5 days ago

10-14 years
5 days ago
Senior Software Architect/Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$254,000

/yr

$250K | $4K

Submitted5 days ago

7-9 years
5 days ago
Senior Product Architect

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$188,000

/yr

$165K | $23K

Submitted6 days ago

15+ years
6 days ago

Senior Software Architect pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Senior Software Architect is $139,763 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Software Architect salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1095 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Software Architect employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Software Architect in United States is $211,594 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Software Architect in United States is $92,317 per year.

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