Solutions architects design, plan, and deliver technology strategies that help companies and other organizations solve problems or launch new products, systems, or services. They oversee projects from the brainstorming phase to the finished product or implementation of the solution. Solutions architects work for a variety of companies and organizations ranging from Google and Apple, to the U.S. Departments of Education and Defense, to colleges and universities. They are also known as information technology architects and
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Solutions architects earned median annual salaries of $118,260 in July 2020, according to PayScale.com. Salaries ranged from $77,000 to $182,000.
Solutions architects who held the Amazon Web Services certified solutions architect-associate credential had average salaries of $129,868 in 2019, according to a survey of Information IT professionals by Global Knowledge Training LLC, a for-pro...
Many computer and information systems managers work more than 40 hours per week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Solutions architects spend much of their days in meetings with company executives, managers, business analysts and other members of their team. The work can be stressful when deadlines loom and disagreements arise between members of the team. Solutions architects sometimes...
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) does not provide an employment outlook for solutions architects, but as managers, they can be categorized under the DOL’s more general heading of “computer and information systems managers.” Employment for workers in this category is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2028, or much faster than the average for all careers. The DOL reports that demand for th...