The average salary for a Systems Architect is $109,642.
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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, schedulin…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Systems Architect
The top respondents for the job title Systems Architect are from the companies Cerner Corporation, AT&T Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $138,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wells Fargo & Co. and AT&T Inc., earning around $137,344 and $111,900, respectively. Cerner Corporation pays the lowest at around $87,000. T-Mobile, Inc. and Kohler, Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $88,250 and $100,840, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Systems Architect
Skills in System Architecture, Systems Engineering, System Integration and Cloud Computing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Systems Troubleshooting.
Pay by Experience Level for Systems Architect
An entry-level Systems Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,407 based on 22 salaries. An early career Systems Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,497 based on 103 salaries. A mid-career Systems Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,051 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Systems Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,454 based on 335 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $130,200.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Systems Architect in their job title in Charlotte, North Carolina earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (14.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kansas City, Missouri (9.3% less), Seattle, Washington (5.9% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.4% less).
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