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

An Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) earns an average salary of $109,721 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in UNIX is associated with high pay for this job.
Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Total Pay (?
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$64,988 - $150,797
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MEDIAN: $109,720
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Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Total Pay (?
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$20.43 - $99.33
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,988 - $150,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,729  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $17,232  
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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$62,653 - $166,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $83.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $17,232  
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).
)
$62,653 - $166,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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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Houston
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Seattle
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National Average
$116,000
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

National Average
$116,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 21%
C
up arrow 8%
C++
up arrow 7%
Linux
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National Average
$116,000
SQL
up arrow 1%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%
C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%
Java/J2EE
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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
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