Systems Architect Salary (United States)

A Systems Architect earns an average salary of $103,404 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Avionics is associated with high pay for this job.
Systems Architect Total Pay (?
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$68,634 - $149,427
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MEDIAN: $103,404
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Systems Architect Total Pay (?
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$20.13 - $119.20
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$68,634 - $149,427  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $20,227  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $16,341  
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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$69,018 - $160,745  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $119.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $145.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$195.74 - $20,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $16,341  
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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$69,018 - $160,745  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 605
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 47%
San Jose
up arrow 36%
Washington
up arrow 20%
New York
up arrow 16%
San Diego
up arrow 15%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Boston
up arrow 5%
Seattle
up arrow 4%
Richmond
up arrow 2%
Dallas
up arrow 1%
National Average
$111,000
St. Louis
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Denver
up arrow 18%
Harrisburg
up arrow 20%
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Experience Affects Systems Architect Salaries

National Average
$111,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 41%
Linux
up arrow 8%
Java
up arrow 7%
System Architecture
up arrow 4%
Systems Troubleshooting
0%
National Average
$111,000
C#
up arrow 2%
Virtualization
up arrow 4%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%
.NET
up arrow 10%
VMware ESX
up arrow 11%
SQL
up arrow 14%
Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 19%
PHP
up arrow 40%

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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