Computer Hardware Architect Salary

Male Computer Hardware Architects number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $131K per year in the United States. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though tenure and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$96,535 - $163,406
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MEDIAN: $131,035
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$96,535 - $163,406  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $31,785  
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
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$96,839 - $176,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Computer Hardware Architect

Computer hardware architects are responsible for creating and implementing computer hardware architecture for their organization. They are in charge of modifying and developing effective hardware devices and models that can increase productivity, efficiency, and reduction of company costs. Some of their main responsibilities include utilizing programming experience and knowledge to code hardware aspects and functions. In addition, they need to be familiar with computer architecture methodologies.

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Computer Hardware Architect Tasks

  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Architect

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $125K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($117K) on average. Computer Hardware Architects see a median salary of $151K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Computer Hardware Architects who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $156K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $145,260

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Computer Hardware Architects, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Computer Hardware Architect's salary, with Portland Computer Hardware Architects earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average.

Computer Hardware Architect Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Hardware Architect?

Computer Hardware Architect in Scottsdale:
`"$Any career but Engineering."`
Get a business degree. The coarse load is easier and the pay is better than engineering.

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Key Stats for Computer Hardware Architect

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Architect Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$145,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Architect Salaries



National Average
$145,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None:
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