An Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) earns an average salary of $114,330 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are C programming Language, System Architecture, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, C, and UNIX.

$60,592 - $163,300
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$61K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $114,330
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$14.90 - $116.35
(Median)
$15
$40
$120
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$60,592 - $163,300  
   
Bonus
$871 - $28,754  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$58,910 - $183,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $116.35  
   
Overtime
$49.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$871 - $28,754  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$58,910 - $183,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Architect (Computer Software, Hardware)

A computer software/hardware architect is deeply involved in the development and design of new software or hardware. They consider and analyze what the client or company wants and determine variables such as project cost, stability, and usability. Additionally, they generate reports on project progress, analysis, and testing to present to the client. Architects may also be involved in the documentation of design specifications and installation instructions for a project.

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Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Tasks

  • Design new information technology systems.
  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for information technology and systems, including software, hardware, and processes, in support of business needs.

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Experience Affects Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries



National Average
$117,000



Skills That Affect Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

C programming Language
up arrow 25%

System Architecture
up arrow 24%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

C
up arrow 12%

up arrow 11%

up arrow 8%

C++
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

National Average
$117,000

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 30%

AutoCAD
up arrow 65%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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