Average pay for a Network Architect in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $112K per year. In the world of Network Architects, overall income ranges from $72K near the bottom to $170K at the top; this can include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $26K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Network Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,285 - $152,754
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MEDIAN: $111,721
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$29.36 - $100.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$71,285 - $152,754  
   
Bonus
$2,940 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $25,760  
Commission
$32,500  
Total Pay (?
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$72,326 - $170,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$29.36 - $100.67  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,940 - $24,240  
   
Commission
$32,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $25,760  
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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$72,326 - $170,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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


Network Architects only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Architecture / Design, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $88K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $108K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $123K in this role. Network Architects who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $127K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,988

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

Network Architects will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 53 percent. Network Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), Austin (+26 percent), New York (+26 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Nashville, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Network Architect

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Network Architect Salaries



National Average
$117,000



Skills That Affect Network Architect Salaries


Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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National Average
$117,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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