Network Architect Salary

The three top-paying cities for Network Architects in the United States — Boston, Washington, and New York — are all on the East Coast. Total cash compensation to Network Architects varies from $73K to $171K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K each. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Network Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,929 - $153,668
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $114,530
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$40.00 - $100.84
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$0$169K
Salary $71,929 - $153,668
Bonus $2,983 - $25,082
Profit Sharing $1,945 - $24,917
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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$73,770 - $169,465
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 386
Hourly Data $0$147
Hourly Rate $40.00 - $100.84
Overtime $70.00
Annual Data $0$169K
Bonus $2,983 - $25,082
Profit Sharing $1,945 - $24,917
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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$73,770 - $169,465
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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, Network Architecture / Design, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, 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 experienced in Cisco Networking also know 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

47%

23%

17%

13%

7%

5%

-6%

-15%

National Average: $120,368

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

For Network Architects, above-average compensation can be found going east — in Boston, Washington, and New York, in particular. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Nashville, 19 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Dallas and 13 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Network Architect

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 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%

▲2%

National Average
$120,000

▼11%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Network Architect Salaries



Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▼0%

National Average
$120,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

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: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 9%
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