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Average Salary for Lam Research Incorporated Employees

Fremont, California-based Lam Research Incorporated hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Supply Chain Manager in the electronics manufacturing industry. Workers at Lam Research Incorporated bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $101K. The most important factor affecting pay for Lam Research Incorporated employees is how long you've been working, though what you do at the company and where you live play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Lam Research Incorporated typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Lam Research Incorporated
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (5)
$46,334 - $76,306  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (5)
Salary$48,479 - $73,662  
Bonus$239.30 - $5,016  
Total Pay$46,334 - $76,306  
[+]Supply Chain Manager (4)
$84,890 - $153,927  
[+]Supply Chain Manager (4)
Salary$79,560 - $136,487  
Bonus$2,844 - $23,544  
Total Pay$84,890 - $153,927  
[+]Process Engineer (3)
$69,036 - $137,987  
[+]Process Engineer (3)
Salary$63,674 - $125,799  
Bonus$1,885 - $14,373  
Total Pay$69,036 - $137,987  
[+]Staff Engineer (3)
$58,910 - $241,770  
[+]Staff Engineer (3)
Salary$60,531 - $154,549  
Bonus$4,934 - $34,059  
Total Pay$58,910 - $241,770  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Lam Research Incorporated Details

Fremont, California

Electronics Manufacturing


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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $89K. Average pay is typically approximately $93K for those with five or more years experience. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (48 percent) have a tenure of 10-19 years and bring home about $105K annually.


Typically, Product Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $110K; Supply Chain Managers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, and Process Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $105K, $103K, and about $102K, respectively. Mechanical Engineers at Lam Research Incorporated do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($63K) at the company.


Median pay is highest in San Jose ($118K per year), followed by Tualatin (approximately $100K), the company's headquarter city of Fremont (around $99K), and Santa Clara ($94K). High paychecks are not found in Portland; in fact, at around $88K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Lam Research Incorporated employees make the most in California, earning about $104K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $121K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Salaries typically rise to $93K per year for accredited APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management s. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Mechanical Engineering (ME) make the most here, hauling in $120K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $125K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis as well.


Lam Research Incorporated's employees are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers save for retirement through Lam Research Incorporated's 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

17 %
83 %
$69,081 - $120,793
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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