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Network Architect Salary

Salaries for Network Architects in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Total cash compensation for Network Architects runs from $77K to $152K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $16K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Network Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$75,260 - $139,545
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MEDIAN: $106,461
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$43.17 - $96.96
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MEDIAN: $61.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$75,260 - $139,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,964  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $15,586  
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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$77,041 - $152,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$43.17 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$28.00 - $65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $15,586  
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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$77,041 - $152,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Network Architect


Survey takers who work as Network Architects report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Network Architecture / Design, Cisco Networking, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration. For most people, competency in Cisco Networking indicates knowledge of Network Management / Administration and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Architect

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


For many Network Architects, more experience generally translates to higher pay. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $79K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $101K. Network Architects with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $120K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $125K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Network Architect Salaries



National Average
$113,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Network Architect Salaries

Network Architecture / Design
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$113,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
62%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%