Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $123K per year; Research Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $108K, while Semiconductor Principal Engineers and Senior Process Engineers rank near the top as well ($95K and about $81K, respectively). Earning only around $63K on average, Equipment Engineers make less than most people in the company.
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. (around $103K), and Burlington, Vt. ($84K) are the next top-paying cities. Clifton Park, N.Y. ranks low on the pay scale — at $75K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. workers in California earn the most — approximately $119K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $104K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. employees (34 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $71K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $103K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $85K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Green Belts. At GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $111K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Engineering Design, Semiconductor; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $120K annually. A common skill in GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.'s work force is Project Management; one-sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Manufacturing Process Engineering, Data Analysis, and Process Improvement as well.
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
Only 19 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Nearly all employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.