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Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Operating out of Irvine, Calif., semiconductor manufacture company Broadcom Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Principal Engineer. With average pay surpassing six figures at Broadcom Corporation ($130K), workers enjoy generous pay. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Broadcom Corporation. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Broadcom Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Broadcom Corporation
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About This Company

Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $112K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $91K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Broadcom Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $144K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Principal Engineers, Principal Software Engineers, Semiconductor Principal Engineers, and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $154K annually, the other salaries come in at $145K, $145K, and approximately $144K, respectively. With salaries averaging $108K, Staff Design Engineers are among the lowest paid at Broadcom Corporation.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $145K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($140K), Santa Clara, Calif. ($134K), and San Diego, Calif. (around $130K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Sunnyvale, Calif. — at $102K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Massachusetts, where the average Broadcom Corporation employee makes approximately $150K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Broadcom Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in about $140K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Software Architecture; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $164K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; one in seven consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know C, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS.


Broadcom Corporation's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Broadcom Corporation sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Broadcom Corporation


16 %
84 %
$79,660 - $143,237
$85,485 - $150,921
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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