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Software Architect, Operating Systems Salary (United States)

Salaries for Software Architect, Operating Systemss in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($125K) per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Software Architect, Operating Systems Salary (?
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$72,941 - $149,855
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MEDIAN: $119,690
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National Salary Data

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$72,941 - $149,855  
   
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$1,163 - $44,850  
Total Pay (?
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$74,371 - $159,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Software Architect, Operating Systems

  • Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for operating system components.
  • Design new operating system components.
  • Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect, Operating Systems

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Software Architect, Operating Systemss. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $87K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $110K. Software Architect, Operating Systemss see a median salary of $126K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Software Architect, Operating Systemss who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $135K on average.
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Experience Affects Software Architect, Operating Systems Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$125,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%