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. Workers at Broadcom Corporation bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $136K. Though your job title and where you live do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Broadcom Corporation. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

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Years of Experience

Average pay is about $113K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $92K annually. The largest fraction of Broadcom Corporation people (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $146K per year on average.


Senior Principal Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $154K annually; Principal Software Engineers, Semiconductor Principal Engineers, and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $146K, around $145K, and $144K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $100K, Integrated Circuit Designers are among the lowest paid at Broadcom Corporation.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($145K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas (around $140K), Santa Clara, Calif. (about $135K), and San Diego, Calif. ($135K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Sunnyvale, Calif. at about $102K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Massachusetts, where the average Broadcom Corporation employee makes $150K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Broadcom Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning around $140K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Software Architecture in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $153K per year. C is a popular skill in the Broadcom Corporation workforce; nearly one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Broadcom Corporation's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all employees receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Broadcom Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

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$80,373 - $141,972
$95,924 - $151,850

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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