Senior Systems Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$109,000
$85,000
$109,000
$139,000
The average Senior Systems Architect makes about $109,266 per year. That's $52.53 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $85,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $139,000. Many of Senior Systems Architects seem to be drawn to Technology and Manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Senior Systems Architects tend to work at Media, Finance, and Insurance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Maryland and West Virginia pay Senior Systems Architects the highest salaries.
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Map of Senior Systems Architect Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Systems Architects earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Senior Systems Architect Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Senior Systems Architect is roughly $109,266 per year, which boils down to $52.53 per hour. Interestingly enough, Senior Systems Architects have the highest salaries in Redwood City, CA at about $151,580 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Redwood City, CA is $100,000. Additionally, Senior Systems Architects make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Trenton, NJ, Denver, CO, and San Antonio, TX. On a more broad level, Senior Systems Architect salaries are highest in California, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, Colorado, and Connecticut. On the contrary, South Dakota, Maine, and Louisiana offer the lowest Senior Systems Architect salaries.

Average Senior Systems Architect Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Senior Systems Architect, being employed by a company such as Mastercard or Riverbed Technology would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Cadence Design Systems and Hortonworks also report highly competitive salaries for Senior Systems Architects.

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Average Senior Systems Architect Pay By Industry

Senior Systems Architect salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Media, Finance, and Insurance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Senior Systems Architect can make a yearly salary of $129,880 while working for Media companies. All the while, other Senior Systems Architects are making $117,899 at Finance companies and $115,832 at Insurance companies. One industry Senior Systems Architects may want to avoid is the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $105,337.
Industry
Average Salary
Media
Media
$129,880
$130k
Finance
Finance
$117,899
$118k
Insurance
Insurance
$115,832
$116k
Health Care
Health Care
$113,219
$113k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$108,702
$109k
Technology
Technology
$105,337
$105k

Senior Systems Architect Salary History

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Recently Added Senior Systems Architect Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
SR. Systems Architect Strategist-XML, Data Inter-Operability Standards With Active Ts/Sci and Poly
SR. Systems Architect Strategist-XML, Data Inter-Operability Standards With Active Ts/Sci and Poly
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$170,000
$170,000
03/04/2020
Senior Systems Architect
Senior Systems Architect
01/10/2020
01/10/2020
$88,799
$88,799
01/10/2020
Senior Systems Architect
Senior Systems Architect
12/20/2019
12/20/2019
$120,000
$120,000
12/20/2019
Senior Systems Architect
Senior Systems Architect
11/06/2019
11/06/2019
$131,481
$131,481
11/06/2019
Senior Systems Architect
Senior Systems Architect
10/16/2019
10/16/2019
$131,481
$131,481
10/16/2019
HSK Technologies, Inc.
HSK Technologies, Inc.
Senior Systems Architect-Pega
Senior Systems Architect-Pega
Senior Systems Architect-Pega
09/24/2019
09/24/2019
$165,000
$165,000
09/24/2019
Senior Systems Architect
Senior Systems Architect
09/10/2019
09/10/2019
$142,400
$142,400
09/10/2019
Nihon Kohden America Inc.
Nihon Kohden America Inc.
SR. SAP Cloud Systems Architect
SR. SAP Cloud Systems Architect
SR. SAP Cloud Systems Architect
09/09/2019
09/09/2019
$145,000
$145,000
09/09/2019
Senior System Architect
Senior System Architect
09/04/2019
09/04/2019
$162,000
$162,000
09/04/2019
Senior Professional System Architect
Senior Professional System Architect
08/29/2019
08/29/2019
$111,966
$111,966
08/29/2019