A Network Architect earns an average salary of $104,095 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Network Architect Total Pay (?
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$73,696 - $136,418
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MEDIAN: $104,094
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Network Architect Total Pay (?
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$46.63 - $98.63
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MEDIAN: $68.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,696 - $136,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,485  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $15,406  
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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$75,786 - $149,417  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$46.63 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$41.27 - $70.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,485  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $15,406  
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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$75,786 - $149,417  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Network Architect
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Seattle
up arrow 17%
Chicago
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Dallas
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Washington
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Denver
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National Average
$111,000
Atlanta
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Houston
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Experience Affects Network Architect Salaries

National Average
$111,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Network Architect Salaries

Network Architecture / Design
up arrow 4%
Switching and Routing
up arrow 3%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%
National Average
$111,000
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 74 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
65%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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