Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Broadcom Corporation is a semiconductor manufacture firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. that hires for Semiconductor Principal Engineer positions, Senior Software Engineer roles, and more. Broadcom Corporation employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $122K per year. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Broadcom Corporation. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 $90K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Broadcom Corporation for between five and 10 years earn around $109K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Broadcom Corporation employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $138K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Principal Engineers, Semiconductor Principal Engineers, Senior ASIC Design Engineers, and Principal Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $155K per year, the other salaries come in at $148K, $139K, and about $134K, respectively. On the lower end are Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers at approximately $105K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $139K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. ($130K), Sunnyvale, Calif. ($122K), and San Diego, Calif. ($110K) are the next top-paying cities. Fort Collins, Colo. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $95K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Minnesota pays Broadcom Corporation the most — approximately $145K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $134K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE); Broadcom Corporation awards $141K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be verilog; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $138K per year. A garden variety skill at Broadcom Corporation is C programming Language; about a fifth of Broadcom Corporation's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, C++ Programming Language, and Verilog Vhdl.


At Broadcom Corporation, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

A third of employees have paid vacation, and only about 22 percent can take paid time off for illness. The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Broadcom Corporation provides health insurance to almost all survey participants, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, stock options, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for Broadcom Corporation


12 %
88 %
$87,066 - $119,032
$79,038 - $143,614

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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