Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Based in Irvine, Calif.,semiconductor manufacture industry player Broadcom Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Principal Software Engineer and Senior Principal Engineer positions. Broadcom Corporation hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $132K. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Broadcom Corporation, but your job title and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Broadcom Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Broadcom Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Principal Software Engineer (11)
$126,709 - $173,827  
[-]Principal Software Engineer (11)
Salary$126,526 - $152,796  
Bonus$3,077 - $25,319  
Profit Disbursement$929 - $10,638  
Total Pay$126,709 - $173,827  
[+]Senior Principal Engineer (9)
$110,281 - $198,810  
[+]Senior Principal Engineer (9)
Salary$112,015 - $184,675  
Bonus$1,626 - $16,133  
Total Pay$110,281 - $198,810  
[+]Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer (7)
$106,342 - $174,162  
[+]Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer (7)
Salary$98,363 - $154,238  
Bonus$4,898 - $28,486  
Profit Disbursement$2,570 - $17,440  
Total Pay$106,342 - $174,162  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
$87,781 - $158,979  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$85,998 - $147,815  
Bonus$1,355 - $15,731  
Profit Disbursement$1,401 - $9,935  
Total Pay$87,781 - $158,979  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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About This Company

Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $87K. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $109K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Broadcom Corporation employees (47 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $140K annually.


Typically, Senior Principal Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $154K; Principal Software Engineers, Principal Electrical Engineers, and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $140K, around $131K, and approximately $117K, respectively. Earning only $106K, Staff Design Engineers make less than most people in the company.


Median pay is highest in San Jose ($141K per year), followed by San Diego ($137K), Santa Clara (about $134K), and Seattle (around $125K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $108K) is Sunnyvale. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Broadcom Corporation the most — $150K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates receive bigger paychecks ($110K) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Broadcom Corporation have a Doctorate (PhD), earning $145K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Software Architecture among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $153K. A relatively widespread skill at Broadcom Corporation is Engineering Design; about one in five of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with C, Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor.


Broadcom Corporation's employees are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, the greater part of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all workers also include dental insurance. Broadcom Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a company cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Broadcom Corporation


18 %
82 %
$66,977 - $141,972
$86,039 - $149,370
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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