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Average Salary for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Employees

Based in Austin, Texas, semiconductor manufacture industry player Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Electrical Engineer positions. The median income for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. employees is $89K per year. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Software Engineer (6)
$47,727 - $108,409  
[-]Software Engineer (6)
Salary$49,297 - $100,799  
Bonus$952 - $11,960  
Total Pay$47,727 - $108,409  
[+]Validation Engineer (5)
$46,390 - $99,434  
[+]Validation Engineer (5)
Salary$51,476 - $93,530  
Bonus$1,464 - $9,594  
Total Pay$46,390 - $99,434  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
$69,907 - $146,270  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
Salary$69,909 - $136,245  
Bonus$2,000 - $22,885  
Total Pay$69,907 - $146,270  
[+]Design Verification Engineer (4)
$63,441 - $94,283  
[+]Design Verification Engineer (4)
Salary$64,171 - $85,395  
Bonus$1,431 - $8,491  
Total Pay$63,441 - $94,283  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Details

Austin, Texas 78735


Semiconductor Manufacture

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The highest paychecks go to Design Engineering Managers, who earn $152K, closely trailed by Product Line Managers ($145K), Electrical Engineers ($98K), and Product Engineers (approximately $86K). Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Validation Engineers (around $69K).

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns about $85K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $70K. Overall, the greater share of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $99K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $123K per year) can be spotted in Phoenix; the company's headquarter city of Austin ($93K), Houston (about $88K), and Tempe ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chandler; in fact, at approximately $76K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. employee makes $92K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $109K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt is rewarded at $94K per year. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD), Physics — these employees rake in about $115K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Engineering Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $113K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under one-fifth deem it necessary for work. A typical employee's toolkit also contains C, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Almost all workers receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, gym membership, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

22 %
78 %
$55,859 - $111,000
$66,054 - $117,739
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 32 votes.

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