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Systems Architect Salary

A Systems Architect earns an average salary of $103,704 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Avionics is associated with high pay for this job.

$68,422 - $148,783
(Median)
$68K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $103,703
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$20.49 - $117.45
(Median)
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$66
$120
MEDIAN: $66.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$68,422 - $148,783  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $20,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $20,000  
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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$68,147 - $161,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.49 - $117.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$193.92 - $20,434  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $20,000  
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).
)
$68,147 - $161,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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.

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Experience Affects Systems Architect Salaries



National Average
$111,000



Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 41%



Linux
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 6%

System Architecture
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$111,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Virtualization
up arrow 3%

VMware ESX
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 8%


up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 12%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%