Systems Architect Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$93,000
$69,000
$93,000
$124,000
The average Systems Architect makes about $93,130 per year. That's $44.77 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $69,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $124,000. Many of Systems Architects seem to be drawn to Technology and Professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Systems Architects tend to work at Technology, Retail, and Finance 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 Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia pay Systems Architects the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Reston, VA
$115,220
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Map of Systems Architect Salaries

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

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Average Systems Architect Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Systems Architect is roughly $93,130 per year, which boils down to $44.77 per hour. Interestingly enough, Systems Architects have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $124,067 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $85,000. Additionally, Systems Architects make more than the average salary in Reston, VA, Mountain View, CA, Edison, NJ, New York, NY, and Boston, MA. On a more broad level, Systems Architect salaries are highest in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and New Hampshire. On the contrary, Florida, Wisconsin, and Montana offer the lowest Systems Architect salaries.

Average Systems Architect Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Facebook and Airbnb as they offer the highest salaries for Systems Architects.
Company
Average Salary
$148,098
$148k
$147,139
$147k
$143,483
$143k
$141,087
$141k
$140,199
$140k
$139,799
$140k

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Average Systems Architect Pay By Industry

The salary for a Systems Architect can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Systems Architects tend to be found in Technology, Retail, and Finance companies. In fact, Systems Architects can make a yearly salary of $93,738 while working for Technology companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$93,738
$94k
Retail
Retail
$93,098
$93k
Finance
Finance
$93,044
$93k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$90,659
$91k

Systems Architect Salary History

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Systems Architect Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Systems Architect can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Systems Architect Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$125,220
$125,220
06/25/2020
Sharepoint System Architect
Sharepoint System Architect
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$85,696
$85,696
06/25/2020
Application Systems Architect-Epic
Application Systems Architect-Epic
06/13/2020
06/13/2020
$99,842
$99,842
06/13/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Linux Systems Architect
Linux Systems Architect
Linux Systems Architect
05/24/2020
05/24/2020
$120,000
$120,000
05/24/2020
Pega Lead System Architect (Pega LSA)
Pega Lead System Architect (Pega LSA)
05/21/2020
05/21/2020
$125,220
$125,220
05/21/2020
System Architect
System Architect
05/18/2020
05/18/2020
$125,000
$125,000
05/18/2020
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
05/12/2020
05/12/2020
$72,000
$72,000
05/12/2020
Application Systems Architect-Epic
Application Systems Architect-Epic
04/29/2020
04/29/2020
$99,842
$99,842
04/29/2020
Pega Lead System Architect
Pega Lead System Architect
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
$135,655
$135,655
03/26/2020
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
Systems Architect
03/07/2020
03/07/2020
$72,000
$72,000
03/07/2020