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Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salary

An Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) earns an average salary of $109,471 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, Cloud Computing, and UNIX.
$68,008 - $152,833
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MEDIAN: $109,470
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$15.10 - $87.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$68,008 - $152,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,342  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,866  
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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$59,870 - $167,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $87.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $83.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,866  
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).
)
$59,870 - $167,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 by Experience Level for Architect (Computer Software, Hardware)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries



National Average
$113,000



Skills That Affect Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

System Architecture
up arrow 29%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 27%

UNIX
up arrow 21%

C
up arrow 10%

C++
up arrow 9%

up arrow 6%

National Average
$113,000

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 5%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%