The average salary for a Software Architect, Operating Systems is $115,888 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$72,941 - $149,605
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$74,122 - $178,883  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.

Experience Affects Software Architect, Operating Systems Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$120,000
Mid-Career
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Gender
Female
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Male
100%
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Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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