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Systems Architect Salary

A Systems Architect earns an average salary of $104,028 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Avionics is associated with high pay for this job.
$68,508 - $149,320
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MEDIAN: $104,027
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$20.88 - $120.80
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MEDIAN: $66.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$68,508 - $149,320  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $20,581  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $20,134  
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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$68,690 - $161,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 627
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.88 - $120.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$200.00 - $20,581  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $20,134  
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).
)
$68,690 - $161,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Systems Architect

The systems architect is typically responsible for the overall design of their organization's technology system, platform, or program. Their main objective is to provide architectural leadership to the company's technology group and ensure best practices are created and followed. Systems architects manage teams of designers and engineers and establish standard operating procedures to help control the risks associated with the projects. They are responsible for all aspects of designing, scheduling, planning, and pricing projects, as well as delegating tasks to subordinates. Additionally, these architects also monitor key project metrics and perform quality control initiatives and reviews.

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Systems Architect Tasks

  • Design, define, and develop custom modules, features, and package integration from proposal to product.
  • Document features, modules, requirements, and the risks of each project.
  • Design system architecture and interface control using requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Architect

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Systems Architect Salaries



National Average
$112,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 40%



Java
up arrow 7%

Linux
up arrow 6%

System Architecture
up arrow 3%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$112,000

Virtualization
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 7%


VMware ESX
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 11%

.NET
up arrow 12%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 20%

PHP
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%