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Software Architect, Operating Systems Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Software Architect, Operating Systems is $116,520 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Software Architect, Operating Systems Salary (?
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$73,598 - $145,384
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$73,598 - $145,384  
   
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$1,025 - $31,000  
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$77,570 - $153,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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Experience Affects Software Architect, Operating Systems Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$123,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%