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Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Irvine, California-based Broadcom Corporation hires for positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Principal Engineer in the semiconductor manufacture industry. Broadcom Corporation hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $128K. Though your job title and your city are influential salary factors for those at Broadcom Corporation, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Broadcom Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Oracle Corp., Intel Corporation, Google, Inc.
Employer: Broadcom Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Principal Software Engineer (12)
$121,462 - $173,199  
[-]Principal Software Engineer (12)
Salary$121,462 - $152,417  
Bonus$3,001 - $25,060  
Profit Disbursement$953 - $9,445  
Total Pay$121,462 - $173,199  
[+]Senior Principal Engineer (7)
$118,468 - $201,951  
[+]Senior Principal Engineer (7)
Salary$116,909 - $188,200  
Bonus$2,430 - $16,143  
Total Pay$118,468 - $201,951  
[+]Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer (7)
$102,320 - $176,810  
[+]Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer (7)
Salary$96,121 - $155,468  
Bonus$5,240 - $27,986  
Profit Disbursement$2,882 - $17,802  
Total Pay$102,320 - $176,810  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
$87,315 - $159,273  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$85,761 - $146,048  
Bonus$1,434 - $14,425  
Profit Disbursement$1,391 - $10,620  
Total Pay$87,315 - $159,273  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Broadcom Corporation Details

Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

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Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach approximately $112K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $87K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns $139K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Principal Engineers, Principal Software Engineers, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, and Senior Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $155K, the other salaries come in at around $137K, $130K, and around $117K, respectively. Broadcom Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Design Verification Engineers ($101K).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $134K annually) can be spotted in San Jose; San Diego ($133K), Santa Clara (about $125K), and Sunnyvale ($125K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($117K) in Irvine, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Broadcom Corporation employee makes $123K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $110K for Cisco Certified Network Associates, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Broadcom Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach about $159K annually.


Employees who count Software Architecture among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $150K. A common skill in Broadcom Corporation's work force is Engineering Design; one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know C, Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor as well.


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

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At Broadcom Corporation, nearly all workers have health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage. Broadcom Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats

18 %
82 %
$66,977 - $141,972
$83,483 - $143,800
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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