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Average Salary for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Operating out of Irvine, Calif., semiconductor manufacture company Broadcom Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Principal Engineer. Those searching for a six-figure salary consider Broadcom Corporation, where hearty paychecks average $130K. For the most part, employee paychecks at Broadcom Corporation fluctuate depending on your experience level; your role at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Broadcom Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Similar companies include:
Western Digital Corporation, Xilinx Inc, Oracle Corp.
Employer: Broadcom Corporation
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About This Company

Irvine, California 92618


Semiconductor Manufacture


Broadcom, Broadcom Corp

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $91K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $112K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Broadcom Corporation employees (44 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $144K per year on average.


Senior Principal Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $154K annually — though Principal Software Engineers, Semiconductor Principal Engineers, and Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers also do fairly well at $145K, about $145K, and approximately $144K, respectively. Financial compensation for Staff Design Engineers is rather low — on average only about $108K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($145K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($140K), Santa Clara, Calif. ($134K), and San Diego, Calif. (around $130K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $102K) is Sunnyvale, Calif. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Massachusetts, where the average Broadcom Corporation employee makes approximately $150K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Broadcom Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE), earning about $140K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Software Architecture in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $164K annually. A common skill in Broadcom Corporation's work force is Engineering Design; roughly one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include C, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Broadcom Corporation's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees report contributing to a 401(k). The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Broadcom Corporation


16 %
84 %
$79,660 - $143,237
$85,485 - $150,921
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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