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.