Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $96K per year. The largest slice of the Samsung workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $71K annually.
Earning around $115K per year on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Firmware Engineers ($98K), Marketing Managers ($95K), and Software Engineers (about $90K). Financial compensation for Market Managers is rather low — on average only $55K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $135K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($130K), Menlo Park, Calif. ($120K), and Dallas, Texas (about $103K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $76K) is San Diego, Calif. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Samsung the most — $115K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make around $129K annually. On average, salaries rise to $116K per year for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD), Electrical Engineering (EE) make the most here, hauling in $144K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $128K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Samsung is Project Management; close to one-seventh of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, C, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Samsung lets only 44 percent take paid vacation and only one in three respondents take sick leave. Most employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a company cell phone, gym membership, and a casual working environment.