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Average Salary for Lam Research Incorporated Employees

Lam Research Incorporated is a electronics manufacturing firm headquartered in Fremont, Calif. that hires for Supply Chain Manager positions, Staff Engineer roles, and more. Lam Research Incorporated hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $103K. At Lam Research Incorporated, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Lam Research Incorporated typically pays:
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Fremont, California 

Electronics Manufacturing


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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Staff Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Supply Chain Managers, and Product Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $126K per year, the other salaries come in at $118K, $111K, and about $110K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Lam Research Incorporated are Manufacturing Production Planners — the median salary for this role approaches $73K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $122K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Fremont, Calif. ($103K), Tualatin, Ore. ($100K), and Portland, Ore. (approximately $99K) are the next top-paying cities. Livermore, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $85K. By state, California offers the highest pay at $108K per year.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Lam Research Incorporated for between five and 10 years earn about $104K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $100K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Lam Research Incorporated employees (47 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $112K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $146K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements with credentials; these people earn $100K annually on average. Lam Research Incorporated compensates Master of Science (MS), Mechanical Engineering (ME)-holders the most at $120K per year.


When it comes to skills, Test Engineering seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $127K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about one in five consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.


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

Most employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for most respondents. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Lam Research Incorporated


17 %
83 %
$75,233 - $123,948
$74,497 - $123,205
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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