Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Broadcom Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the semiconductor manufacture, from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Principal Engineer. Broadcom Corporation hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $136K. Though your role at the company and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Broadcom Corporation, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $92K annually on average. Average pay is $113K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $146K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Principal Engineers, who bring in close to approximately $154K per year, though Principal Software Engineers are not far behind at about $146K along with Semiconductor Principal Engineers (around $145K) and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers (approximately $144K). On the lower end are Integrated Circuit Designers at $100K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($145K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas (around $140K), Santa Clara, Calif. ($135K), and San Diego, Calif. (about $135K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($102K) in Sunnyvale, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Broadcom Corporation the most — approximately $150K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Broadcom Corporation — these employees make the most at $140K annually.


Employees who count Software Architecture among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $153K per year. Folks here also tend to know C; on the survey, about a sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Engineering Design, 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

The vast majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for almost all survey participants and dental coverage for most workers. The list of perks also includes free drinks, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Broadcom Corporation


17 %
83 %
$80,373 - $141,972
$95,924 - $151,850
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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