|Quick Facts: Computer Network Architects|
$101,210 per year
$48.66 per hour
|5 years or more|
|9% (Faster than average)|
Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.
Most computer network architects work full time. About 1 in 4 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.
Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.
The median annual wage for computer network architects was $101,210 in May 2016.
Employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer network architects will increase as firms continue to expand their information technology (IT) networks.
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