An Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) earns an average salary of $117,691 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are System Architecture, C programming Language, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

$64,477 - $163,941
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MEDIAN: $117,691
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$15.46 - $116.35
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$64,477 - $163,941  
   
Bonus
$895 - $29,672  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,426  
Total Pay (?
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$61,075 - $183,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $116.35  
   
Overtime
$28.19 - $101.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$895 - $29,672  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$61,075 - $183,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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Key Stats for Architect (Computer Software, Hardware)

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries



National Average
$121,000



Skills That Affect Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

System Architecture
up arrow 21%

C programming Language
up arrow 20%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

C
up arrow 9%

up arrow 7%


C++
up arrow 1%

up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$121,000

SQL
up arrow 1%


Java/J2EE
up arrow 8%

C#
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 32%

AutoCAD
up arrow 66%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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