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.