Systems Architect Salary

A Systems Architect earns an average salary of $107,824 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in . NET is associated with high pay for this job.

$72,187 - $150,645
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $107,824
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50%
90%

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$35.39 - $94.36
$35
$62
$94
MEDIAN: $62.33
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,187 - $150,645  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $23,880  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $11,635  
Total Pay (?
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$73,846 - $161,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 466
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$35.39 - $94.36  
   
Overtime
$35.48 - $76.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,005 - $23,880  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $11,635  
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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$73,846 - $161,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Architect

Pay by Experience for a Systems Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Systems Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 272 salaries. A Systems Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 116 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,657

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Key Stats for Systems Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Systems Architect Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$112,000

▼8%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

▲12%

▲5%




System Integration
▼0%

National Average
$112,000

SQL
▼1%


▼4%

C#
▼8%




▼14%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%