How Much Do Computer Network Architects Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Computer Network Architects

Computer Network Architects design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

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  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$119230 per year
Hourly wage
$57 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$67,190 to $88,120 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$32 to $42 per hour

Entry-level Computer Network Architects with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $67,190 to $88,120 per year or $32 to $42 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Computer Network Architects to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $84 $175,570
Senior (Top 25%) $71 $147,480
Middle (Mid 50%) $56 $116,780
Junior (Bottom 25%) $42 $88,120
No experience (Bottom 10%) $32 $67,190

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $65 $135,230
CA $64 $133,970
VA $64 $132,670
MD $62 $129,560
DC $62 $128,850
RI $62 $128,270
IL $62 $128,140
DE $61 $127,340
NY $61 $126,510
WA $61 $126,480

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Computer Network Architect is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Computer Network Architects are in the states of MA, CA, VA, MD and DC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $156790 $75.38
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $145630 $70.02
Other Information Services $138860 $66.76
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $133200 $64.04
Software Publishers $132750 $63.82
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $131050 $63.01
Natural Gas Distribution $130890 $62.93
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $130680 $62.83
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $129940 $62.47
Scientific Research and Development Services $129850 $62.43
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $129810 $62.41
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $128230 $61.65
Specialty Hospitals $127390 $61.25
Legal Services $125950 $60.56
Outpatient Care Centers $125860 $60.51
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank $125370 $60.28
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $125190 $60.19
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $125020 $60.10
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $124690 $59.95
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $124410 $59.81
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $124290 $59.75
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $124010 $59.62
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $124000 $59.61
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $123660 $59.45
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $122920 $59.09
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $122810 $59.04
Motion Picture and Video Industries $122720 $59.00
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $122610 $58.95
Warehousing and Storage $122500 $58.89
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $122340 $58.82

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