Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Process Engineer, Semiconductors earn an average of $86K annually. Cash earnings for Process Engineer, Semiconductors — including $12K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $62K to $121K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Process Engineer, Semiconductors are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,355 - $118,906
(Median)
$62K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,173
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90%

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$24.20 - $30.97
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,355 - $118,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$1,272 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,642 - $121,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.66  
   
Overtime
$39.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,272 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,642 - $121,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Process Engineer, Semiconductor

Semiconductor process engineers improve efficiency and quality within the manufacturing field, which often involves developing new technologies for an assembly line which deals with creating semiconductors for electric circuitry.

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Process Engineer, Semiconductor Tasks

  • Advises process staff and vendors on aspects of semiconductor process technology.
  • Develops and executes continuous improvement plans for efficiency, cost, and reliability.
  • Leads process transfer from development to production.
  • Develops procedures for cleaning and handling components and assemblies.

Common Career Paths for Process Engineer, Semiconductor


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Process Engineer, Semiconductors often end up in upper-level roles like Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Manufacturing Engineering Managers bring home $95K annually on average. A lot of Process Engineer, Semiconductors advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Engineers and Chemical Engineers. However, those positions offer $23K less and $13K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer, Semiconductor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $72K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $95K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $115K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $105K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Semiconductor Reactors
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National Average
$85,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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