Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salary (United States)

An Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) earns an average salary of $109,643 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX and C.
Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Total Pay (?
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$67,913 - $150,189
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MEDIAN: $109,642
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Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Total Pay (?
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$20.27 - $100.67
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$67,913 - $150,189  
   
Bonus
$1.30 - $25,639  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $16,483  
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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$65,320 - $167,117  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $100.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1.30 - $25,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $16,483  
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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$65,320 - $167,117  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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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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Pay Difference By Location
Santa Clara
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Portland
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San Diego
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New York
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Charlotte
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Seattle
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National Average
$116,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

National Average
$116,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Skills That Affect Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 18%
C
up arrow 13%
C++
up arrow 6%
Linux
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%
National Average
$116,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
SQL
up arrow 2%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 23%
C#
up arrow 24%
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 7%
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