$84,999
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$7,861

Profit Sharing

$3,000

An Entry-Level Network Architect earns an average salary of $82,424 per year.

$50,595 - $111,628
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MEDIAN: $84,999
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$11.07 - $74.50
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$0$118K
Salary $50,595 - $111,628
Bonus $1,007 - $12,416
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$48,832 - $118,321
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $74.50
Overtime $23.78
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $1,007 - $12,416
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$48,832 - $118,321
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Network Architect

Network architects are in charge of effectively designing and reviewing network requirements and capabilities for their organization. They are responsible for validating high-level design plans for optimal network implementation. Network architects must be organized individuals that pay strong attention to detail to prevent network issues and incompatibility. They report their progress and escalate issues to the network administrator or supervisor in their department as needed. One of their main tools includes a personal computer to verify network setting and security requirements by using specialized software to test for security flaws and possible intruder doors.

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Network Architect Tasks

  • Evaluate new technologies and analyze and explain cost.
  • Act as primary contact for troubleshooting problems and developing innovative solutions.
  • Maintain and improve technical infrastructure based on requirements of research and development personnel.
  • Perform network systems design in web centric data center.

Network Architect Job Listings

Network Architect Advice

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

Network Architect in Denver:
"Certs and Self-Teaching."
These days IT jobs rely mostly on self-teaching. Organizations hiring for IT professionals understand that most college degrees do not prepare for this kind of work. Experience, certifications, and ability to pass a technical interview are the most critical aspects to land a job in this field. Working up from entry-level positions like desktop technical support is much more valuable to most employers. It's a great industry to be in with a severe skills shortage leading to high salaries and plenty of job prospects.

Network Architect in Plantation:
"Read."
Read as much as possible. Study Cisco books and get your hands on white papers for design concepts.

Network Architect in Colorado Springs:
"Knowldge first, then be able to signal your knowledge."
It's just as important to have the degrees and certifications as to have the actual knowledge that they signify. Most employers do not have a good way of evaluating your technical capabilities. They will use your past experience, but that can be misleading. The certifications and degrees can also be misleading, but they are meant to establish a baseline level of competence. HR departments and hiring managers often rely heavily on them for hiring decisions and for decisions on what to pay. Plus, having the certifications gets you past automated filters at the start of the application process. On top of that, as a bonus, study for a lot of the certification programs will tend to fill in gaps in your knowledge and teach you new and useful things. The Cisco certifications have a good reputation in large part because of this. I recommend starting on those certs early, and continuing to study and collect more as much as your schedule allows.

Key Stats for Network Architect

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
28%

Skills That Affect Network Architect Salaries

Cisco Networking
▲6%

National Average
$86,000

Network Architecture / Design
▼2%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼4%

Network Management / Administration
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 16%