Marcelius Levites’s Answer
When I want to get an idea about salaries for different types of jobs, I go to www.glassdoor.com, and do a search on the job (there are other sites that provide this information as well, if you do a google search).
You can get an idea of what a database architect does, companies advertising for database architects, and salaries for database architects. Look for "database architect salaries". On my search this is what I found on the salary for a database architect:
For all years of experience (on glassdoor you can filter by different years of experience):
Total Pay: $122,129/yr
Base Pay: $106,801/yr
Additional Pay: $15,328/yr
It also shows the most likely range for the job salary ($94 - $164K/yr), and the possible range ($76 - $225K/yr) for the salary.
Good luck with your decision making on figuring out the career path you'd like to follow.