The average salary for an Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) is $111,575 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX and C.
Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Total Pay (?
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$69,893 - $146,776
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MEDIAN: $111,574
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Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Total Pay (?
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$20.20 - $102.56
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,893 - $146,776  
   
Bonus
$0.70 - $25,623  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $16,768  
Commission
$12,000 - $60,000  
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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$70,198 - $164,569  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $102.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $83.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.70 - $25,623  
   
Commission
$12,000 - $60,000  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $16,768  
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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$70,198 - $164,569  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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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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National Average
$118,000
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Experience Affects Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$118,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 15%
C
up arrow 11%
C++
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Linux
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
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SQL
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National Average
$118,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%
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