Average Salary for Samsung Employees

It is not unusual for people who work at Samsung to earn generous salaries — average pay comes to $92K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Samsung fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; where you live and what you do at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Samsung
Average Salary Range by Job
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Software Engineer (3)
$82,344 - $157,426  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (3)
Salary$78,256 - $141,462  
Bonus$2,965 - $25,946  
Total Pay$82,344 - $157,426  
[+]Marketing Manager (3)
$54,705 - $145,766  
[+]Marketing Manager (3)
Salary$52,023 - $128,518  
Bonus$2,074 - $23,286  
Total Pay$54,705 - $145,766  
[+]Software Engineer (3)
$49,146 - $115,850  
[+]Software Engineer (3)
Salary$50,846 - $108,601  
Bonus$900 - $10,230  
Total Pay$49,146 - $115,850  
[+]Product Marketing Manager (2)
$56,565 - $124,540  
[+]Product Marketing Manager (2)
Salary$51,323 - $96,673  
Bonus$4,897 - $42,843  
Total Pay$56,565 - $124,540  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $96K per year. The largest fraction of Samsung people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $69K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $130K), Ridgefield Park, N.J. (about $97K), and Austin, Texas ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. At $76K, San Diego, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is around $106K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average about $115K per year, closely trailed by Firmware Engineers ($98K), Marketing Managers (approximately $90K), and Software Engineers ($90K). Samsung hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Product Marketing Managers ($70K on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $129K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn about $116K per year on average. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD), Electrical Engineering (EE) make the most here, hauling in $144K annually.


Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $117K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-eighth of Samsung's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and C.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Samsung; the company rewards only 43 percent with paid vacation time and only one in three workers with sick leave. Most employees save for retirement through Samsung's 401(k) plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a company cell phone, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Samsung


31 %
69 %
$38,794 - $95,867
$50,844 - $134,004
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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