When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($143K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (about $115K), Albany, N.Y. (around $82K), and Clifton Park, N.Y. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Saratoga, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $63K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $130K annually) in California.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $120K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $72K annually.
Semiconductor Principal Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $104K per year — though Industrial Engineers, Senior Industrial Engineers, and Process Engineers also do fairly well at $86K, about $73K, and around $71K, respectively. Earning only $65K on average, Equipment Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $88K annually. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning around $140K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design, Semiconductor; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $130K per year. A relatively widespread skill at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. is Project Management; about a fifth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Process Improvement.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (an eighth of employees) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and nearly all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. are life insurance, gym membership, relocation expenses, and a company cell phone.