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Average Salary for Samsung Employees

It is not unusual for people who work at Samsung to earn generous salaries — average pay comes to $91K annually. Samsung paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your role at the company and geography are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $96K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $71K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Firmware Engineers, Marketing Managers, and Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $115K per year, the other salaries come in at $98K, around $95K, and approximately $90K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Samsung are Market Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $55K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $130K), Ridgefield Park, N.J. (about $97K), and Dallas, Texas (around $96K) are the next top-paying cities. At $76K, San Diego, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Samsung's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home about $107K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals earn approximately $129K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to around $116K per year for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. At Samsung, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD), Electrical Engineering (EE) receive the highest salaries at $144K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Strategy; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $120K annually. A garden variety skill at Samsung is Project Management; around one in eight of Samsung's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are C, Strategic Marketing, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 43 percent receiving paid vacation and roughly one in three workers receiving sick leave. Most workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of respondents, and a solid majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Samsung


33 %
67 %
$38,916 - $97,657
$50,726 - $135,192
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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