How much does a Systems Architect make? The median annual Systems Architect salary is $120,513, as of August 29, 2016, with a range usually between $107,313-$136,753, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Systems Architect in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Systems Architect in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Systems Architect in the United States is $120,513, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Systems Architect in the United States are expected to make less than $120,513.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Systems Architect that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Systems Architect are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 2016
Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that systems support the organization's business requirements and meet the needs of end users. Defines systems requirements based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms. Defines technical standards and functionality tests. May develop specifications, prototypes, or initial user guides. Typically requires a bachelor's degree and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department or top management. View full job description