Computer Hardware Architect Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Computer Hardware Architects in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $133K annually nationwide. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Job Description for Computer Hardware Architect

Computer hardware architects are responsible for creating and implementing computer hardware architecture for their organization. They are in charge of modifying and developing effective hardware devices and models that can increase productivity, efficiency, and reduction of company costs. Some of their main responsibilities include utilizing programming experience and knowledge to code hardware aspects and functions. In addition, they need to be familiar with computer architecture methodologies.

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Computer Hardware Architect Tasks

  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Architect

Pay by Experience for a Computer Hardware Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Hardware Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Hardware Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Computer Hardware Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $151,000 based on 7 salaries. A Computer Hardware Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $146,000

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Computer Hardware Architects, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 7 percent greater than the national average. Computer Hardware Architects in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average.

Computer Hardware Architect Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Hardware Architect?

Computer Hardware Architect in Scottsdale:
"Any career but Engineering."
Get a business degree. The coarse load is easier and the pay is better than engineering.

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Key Stats for Computer Hardware Architect

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%

Experience Affects Computer Hardware Architect Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$146,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Architect Salaries



National Average
$146,000

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
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