Bringing in the most money are Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers — their earnings average around $122K per year. Research Engineers are a close second at $108K along with Semiconductor Principal Engineers (about $95K) and Senior Process Engineers (approximately $81K). Near the bottom at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. are Equipment Engineers, pulling in an average of just $63K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($124K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. ($112K), Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ($100K), and Burlington, Vt. (approximately $84K) are the next top-paying cities. Clifton Park, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at $66K. By state, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. employees make the most in California, earning about $119K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $106K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $70K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($103K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of $85K per year. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at around $111K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Engineering Design, Semiconductor; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $120K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. is Project Management, with just under one-fifth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Manufacturing Process Engineering, Data Analysis, and Process Improvement.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one in six respondents report compensation for sick days and vacation time. The vast majority of respondents save for retirement through GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.'s 401(k) plan. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and a company cell phone.