One of the bright lights in IT jobs is that of the network architect. Why? Thousands of network architect positions are typically available each day in the United States. Just check some of the popular job sites, like SimplyHired or LinkedIn Jobs, to see the actual numbers and to get an idea of the types of organizations that are looking to hire.
Network architects are also among the highest paid employees and consultants in the tech industry. According to Glassdoor, the average base pay of network architects in the U.S. is $103,901, with the high end of the scale around $143,000. PayScale reports the median salary for network architects as $113,500. And that’s just salary. Total compensation packages climb much higher.