Network Architect Salary

The East Coast is the promised land for Network Architects; the three top-paying cities in America are Boston, Washington, and New York. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $25K, total cash payment to Network Architects can bottom out at $73K or peak near $171K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,558 - $153,245
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,131
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$30.41 - $100.50
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MEDIAN: $65.28
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$0$171K
Salary $71,558 - $153,245
Bonus $3,038 - $24,992
Profit Sharing $1,927 - $25,083
Commission $32,500
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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$72,873 - $171,337
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 384
Hourly Data $0$128
Hourly Rate $30.41 - $100.50
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$171K
Bonus $3,038 - $24,992
Commission $32,500
Profit Sharing $1,927 - $25,083
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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$72,873 - $171,337
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Network Architect

Network architects are in charge of effectively designing and reviewing network requirements and capabilities for their organization. They are responsible for validating high-level design plans for optimal network implementation. Network architects must be organized individuals that pay strong attention to detail to prevent network issues and incompatibility. They report their progress and escalate issues to the network administrator or supervisor in their department as needed. One of their main tools includes a personal computer to verify network setting and security requirements by using specialized software to test for security flaws and possible intruder doors.

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Network Architect Tasks

  • Evaluate new technologies and analyze and explain cost.
  • Act as primary contact for troubleshooting problems and developing innovative solutions.
  • Maintain and improve technical infrastructure based on requirements of research and development personnel.
  • Perform network systems design in web centric data center.

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Popular Skills for Network Architect


Survey results show that Network Architects typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Network Architecture / Design, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in IT Security & Infrastructure and Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Architect

Pay by Experience for a Network Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Network Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 260 salaries. A Network Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 101 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

49%

24%

18%

14%

8%

6%

-5%

-15%

National Average: $119,285

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

Relative to Network Architects in the rest of the country, Network Architects to the east in Boston, Washington, and New York see salaries beyond the national average. With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Nashville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (15 percent lower) and Minneapolis (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Network Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Network Architect Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$119,000

▼10%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Network Architect Salaries



Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▲1%

National Average
$119,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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