How much does a Client/Server Architect make in the United States? The average Client/Server Architect salary in the United States is $143,925 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $127,609 and $158,374. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Client/Server Architect Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Client/Server Architect Salary $112,754 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Client/Server Architect Salary $127,609 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Client/Server Architect Salary $143,925 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Client/Server Architect Salary $158,374 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Client/Server Architect Salary $171,529 US March 26, 2024
25% $127,609 10% $112,754 90% $171,529 75% $158,374 $143,925 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Client/Server Architect need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Flexibility: Adapting, responding to, and dealing with the changing environment and new situations.


Directory Services: Directory service is the collection of software and processes that store information about your enterprise, subscribers, or both. It is used to store, retrieve, and manage information about objects such as user accounts, computer accounts etc.


Mergers and Acquisitions: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities. As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow or downsize, and change the nature of their business or competitive position. From a legal point of view, a merger is a legal consolidation of two entities into one entity, whereas an acquisition occurs when one entity takes ownership of another entity's stock, equity interests or assets. From a commercial and economic point of view, both types of transactions generally result in the consolidation of assets and liabilities under one entity, and the distinction between a "merger" and an "acquisition" is less clear. A transaction legally structured as an acquisition may have the effect of placing one party's business under the indirect ownership of the other party's shareholders, while a transaction legally structured as a merger may give each party's shareholders partial ownership and control of the combined enterprise. A deal may be euphemistically called a merger of equals if both CEOs agree that joining together is in the best interest of both of their companies, while when the deal is unfriendly (that is, when the management of the target company opposes the deal) it may be regarded as an "acquisition".

Flexibility 2.22%
Directory Services 6.67%
Mergers and Acquisitions 2.22%
Others 88.89%

Job Description for Client/Server Architect

Client/Server Architect provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of client/server systems. Analyzes client/server requirements to ensure the system meets performance needs. Being a Client/Server Architect recommends technology purchases that will support and enhance the client/server system. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Additionally, Client/Server Architect is familiar with relational databases and client-server concepts. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Client/Server Architect typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Client/Server Architect salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Client/Server Architect, the highest Client/Server Architect salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Client/Server Architect salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Client/Server Architect salary is in Miami, FL, where the Client/Server Architect salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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