What's the salary for a Senior Software Architect

64.330 €

5.360 €

Software Architect - Average Salary

The average salary for software architects is € 64,330 gross per year (approx. € 5,360 gross per month), which is € 2,265 (+ 73%) higher than the average monthly salary in Germany.
As a software architect, you earn between a minimum of € 45,020 gross per year and a maximum of over € 91,500 gross per year.

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Software Architect Salary - Distribution

Young professionals as Junior Software Architects can expect lower salaries, while experienced and specialized Senior Software Architects can earn much better.
In addition, the income for software architects employed depends on the size of the company, the industry and the location: in southern and western Germany you earn more than in eastern Germany.
In self-employment, the income opportunities of software architects can be designed very individually, depending on the hourly rate of the freelancer.

Software Architect - Salary Differences

Senior software architect77K € / year


Junior software architect54K € / year


How much does a software architect earn? Salaries based on work experience

A software architect with less than 3 years of professional experience starts with an average starting salary of around € 54,000 gross per year. With 4-9 years of experience, the salary for software architects rises to around 63,500 €, while a software architect with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect remuneration of around 77,000 €. The average salary for software architects at the top of their careers with over 20 years of professional experience is over € 85,000.

How do age and work experience affect the salary for software architects?

at the end of the career▲ +32%
Senior▲ +20%
Average salary€ 64,330 / year
in the middle of the career▼ -1%
Junior▼ -16%


The salary data on this page is based on an estimate of the salary information in job advertisements for software architects that were published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as on other publicly available sources (e.g. collective agreements, minimum wage law).

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