Average Salary for Samsung Employees

Salaries are high at Samsung, with the median employee bringing home $94K per year. At Samsung, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and geography each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $96K annually. The largest fraction of Samsung people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $71K per year on average.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average about $115K annually. Firmware Engineers are a close second at $98K along with Marketing Managers ($95K) and Software Engineers (approximately $90K). On the lower end are Market Managers at around $55K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($130K), Menlo Park, Calif. ($120K), and Dallas, Texas (approximately $103K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is San Diego, Calif. at about $76K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Samsung employee makes $115K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $129K per year. Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $116K annually. Samsung workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD), Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning $144K on average.


When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $128K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about a seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, C, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in three survey participants get sick leave. Samsung sponsors a 401(k) program, and most survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Samsung are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Samsung


31 %
69 %
$38,916 - $97,657
$50,747 - $144,968
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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