Data Architect Salary Levels Up: Robert Half Technology Blog

“This challenging role involves more than just ensuring data centers are secure, co-located and accessible,” explains Eric Younkin, Branch Manager at Robert Half Technology’s Cleveland location. “A data architect is responsible for the complicated processes that are essential to making strategic business decisions.”

According to Younkin, because data is now taking center stage in many organizations, demand for data architects is intensifying. Compensation trends reflect that demand: Robert Half Technology’s 2014 Salary Guide reports that the average starting data architect salary in the United States is expected to increase 7.2 percent this year — ranging from $111,750 to $153,750.