When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $143K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (around $115K), Albany, N.Y. ($81K), and Clifton Park, N.Y. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $63K) is Saratoga, N.Y. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. workers in California earn the most — about $130K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $120K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $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 approximately $86K, $73K, and about $71K, respectively. Equipment Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $65K.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make around $88K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Program Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $180K per year. A common skill in GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.'s work force is Manufacturing Process Engineering; one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.
At GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one in six employees at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Nearly all employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and nearly all workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, gym membership, relocation expenses, and tuition reimbursement.