The average pay for an Entry-Level Systems Architect is $82,305 per year.

$45,810 - $129,063
MEDIAN: $82,305

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$45,810 - $129,063  
$0.00 - $16,851  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $11,920  
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).
$45,056 - $134,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Systems Architect Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Systems Architect in Irvine:
"Continual Learning is required."
Technology is always advancing quickly. You will need to try and keep up with as much of it as possible. I see this roll as being a jack of all trades but a master of none. If you love learning about technology and are not afraid to try out some of the new technologies, then this might just be a position for you.

Systems Architect in Ware:
"Be Assertive and Organized."
The most important skills I have had to use in my time as a Systems Architect is to be organized and to be assertive. You are dealing with my details, and translating from the business world to the IT world, so having an organized outlook is essential. A Systems Architect sometimes functions as a project manager, which means that sometimes people will have to report to you to perform task or work their part in a larger project. Being assertive and organized allows you to communicate and work with other more successfully and to keep the overall spirit of the project positive.

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Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

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System Architecture
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Systems Engineering
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National Average

System Integration
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 7%