Average Salary for Samsung Employees

A typical Samsung employee can expect to make $82K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, geography and your role at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Samsung. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Samsung
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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.
[-]Software Engineer (3)
$48,896 - $118,434  
[-]Software Engineer (3)
Salary$49,980 - $109,944  
Bonus$791 - $11,159  
Total Pay$48,896 - $118,434  
[+]Marketing Manager (3)
$54,672 - $145,080  
[+]Marketing Manager (3)
Salary$52,799 - $127,135  
Bonus$2,012 - $24,192  
Total Pay$54,672 - $145,080  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (2)
$85,836 - $163,906  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (2)
Salary$79,278 - $140,292  
Bonus$2,920 - $27,443  
Total Pay$85,836 - $163,906  
[+]Product Marketing Manager (2)
$57,948 - $125,543  
[+]Product Marketing Manager (2)
Salary$50,539 - $95,238  
Bonus$5,465 - $39,286  
Total Pay$57,948 - $125,543  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $60K. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make about $95K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Samsung employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn approximately $120K per year.


Median pay is highest in San Jose ($137K annually), followed by Mountain View ($95K), Ridgefield Park (around $95K), and Austin ($82K). At around $70K, San Francisco is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Samsung the most — $100K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn about $115K, closely trailed by Software Engineers (approximately $90K), Marketing Managers ($90K), and Product Marketing Managers ($70K).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $95K for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified ScrumMaster certification garners significant financial rewards of $76K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD), Electrical Engineering (EE); Samsung awards around $144K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $115K. One of the more prevalent skills at Samsung is Microsoft Excel, with roughly one in eight considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

One-half of workers have paid vacation, and only about two-fifths of workers can take paid time off for illness. A strong majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Samsung sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the greater part of workers, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes gym membership, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Samsung


28 %
72 %
$38,382 - $93,350
$51,437 - $136,868
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 12 votes.

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