Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Irvine, Calif.-based Broadcom Corporation hires for positions ranging from Semiconductor Principal Engineer to Principal Software Engineer in the semiconductor manufacture. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $126K), Broadcom Corporation is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. Though your job title and geography are influential salary factors for those at Broadcom Corporation, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $95K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $114K annually. The largest fraction of Broadcom Corporation people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $139K per year on average.


Senior Principal Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $158K annually; Semiconductor Principal Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $145K, while Principal Software Engineers and Senior Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($140K and around $128K, respectively). Staff Design Engineers make an average $99K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($141K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($140K), Santa Clara, Calif. (approximately $130K), and Sunnyvale, Calif. (about $117K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Fort Collins, Colo.; in fact, at $106K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Minnesota, where they average to $142K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $134K per year. Those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) at Broadcom Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach about $146K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Linux in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $135K per year. C programming Language also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are C++ Programming Language, Engineering Design, and Verilog Vhdl.


Broadcom Corporation's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, free drinks, a casual working environment, stock options, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Broadcom Corporation


12 %
88 %
$87,561 - $117,000
$79,463 - $145,072

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 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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