$107,979
Avg. Salary
$60.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,583

Bonus

$4,096

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Systems Architect is $60.52 per hour.

The average pay for a Systems Architect is $107,979 per year.

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MEDIAN $107,979
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$0$165K
Salary $69,282 - $153,327
Bonus $1,543 - $21,141
Profit Sharing $967 - $11,074
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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$70,820 - $165,736
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 860
Hourly Data $0$98
Hourly Rate $35.78 - $98.55
Overtime $32.50 - $76.35
Annual Data $0$165K
Bonus $1,543 - $21,141
Profit Sharing $967 - $11,074
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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$70,820 - $165,736
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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.

Common Career Paths for Systems Architect


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Popular Skills for Systems Architect

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Architect

Pay by Experience for a Systems Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Systems Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 272 salaries. A Systems Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 116 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $112,632

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

Systems Architect Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Systems Architect?

Systems Architect in Alexandria:
"As an on-site Government contractor, AT&T appreciates our efforts in business and understands our unique challenges of being on client's sites."
Pros: Independence and open channel to clients and managers for immediate action.
Cons: Enterprise policies from external client organization that is beyond our control and with very limited visibility to their decision process.

Systems Architect in Ann Arbor:
Pros: Ann Arbor is an awesome place to live and work.
Cons:

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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Key Stats for Systems Architect

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Systems Architect Salaries

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
$113,000

▼8%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Systems Architect Salaries

▲11%

▲4%




National Average
$113,000

System Integration
▼1%


SQL
▼2%

▼5%

C#
▼9%




▼15%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 7%