Systems Architect Salary

The average salary for a Systems Architect is $107,651 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$72,857 - $151,349
$73K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $107,651
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50%
90%

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$30.91 - $101.81
$31
$59
$100
MEDIAN: $59.20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,857 - $151,349  
   
Bonus
$1,503 - $23,560  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $13,100  
Total Pay (?
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$74,265 - $161,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 478
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.91 - $101.81  
   
Overtime
$31.00 - $79.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,503 - $23,560  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $13,100  
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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$74,265 - $161,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,716

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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 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Systems Architect Salaries

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$112,000

▼7%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

▲4%



▲2%

System Integration
▼0%

National Average
$112,000


▼1%


SQL
▼2%


C#
▼8%


▼12%

Cisco Networking
▼12%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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