Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Based in Irvine, Calif.,semiconductor manufacture player Broadcom Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Principal Software Engineer and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineer positions. Broadcom Corporation hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $136K. The most important factor affecting pay for Broadcom Corporation employees is how long you've been working, though what you do at the company and where you live play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 around $94K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $113K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $144K annually on average.


Senior Principal Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $155K per year; Principal Software Engineers, Semiconductor Principal Engineers, and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $146K, about $145K, and around $144K, respectively. Staff Design Engineers make an average $102K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $142K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas (about $140K), San Diego, Calif. ($137K), and Santa Clara, Calif. ($134K) are the next top-paying cities. Sunnyvale, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at around $102K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is $150K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Broadcom Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in approximately $140K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Software Architecture; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $153K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Broadcom Corporation is C; a little less than a fifth of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Engineering Design, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and C++.


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

Almost all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all survey participants, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. 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 %
$81,350 - $140,673
$94,954 - $150,529
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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