Average Salary for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the semiconductor manufacture industry, from Electrical Engineer to Software Engineer. The median income for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. employees is $87K annually. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. workers, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Software Engineer (6)
$48,085 - $109,068  
[-]Software Engineer (6)
Salary$48,681 - $100,540  
Bonus$965 - $13,080  
Total Pay$48,085 - $109,068  
[+]Electrical Engineer (6)
$67,766 - $139,668  
[+]Electrical Engineer (6)
Salary$67,308 - $128,718  
Bonus$1,417 - $17,533  
Total Pay$67,766 - $139,668  
[+]Validation Engineer (5)
$42,046 - $92,907  
[+]Validation Engineer (5)
Salary$52,061 - $91,332  
Bonus$885 - $8,868  
Total Pay$42,046 - $92,907  
[+]Product Engineer (4)
$58,727 - $124,384  
[+]Product Engineer (4)
Salary$58,117 - $116,884  
Bonus$1,712 - $14,115  
Total Pay$58,727 - $124,384  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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About This Company

Austin, Texas 78735


Semiconductor Manufacture

Freescale, Freescale, Inc.

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The highest paychecks go to Design Engineering Managers, who earn $152K, closely trailed by Product Line Managers (about $145K), Electrical Engineers (around $96K), and Product Engineers (approximately $86K). Financial compensation for Validation Engineers is rather low — only $69K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $84K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $71K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $98K per year.


Median pay is highest in Phoenix ($105K annually), followed by the company's headquarter city of Austin (about $91K), Houston ($88K), and Tempe (approximately $77K). At around $76K, Chandler is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $91K per year) in Texas.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (about $109K) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt is rewarded at approximately $94K annually. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD), Physics are also well compensated, earning $115K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Engineering Design among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $113K. A relatively widespread skill at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is Project Management; a little less than a fifth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with C, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all workers participate. At Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as gym membership, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


24 %
76 %
$54,917 - $81,407
$66,184 - $117,225
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 32 votes.

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