Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (United States)

Yearly wages for Semiconductor Process Engineers in the United States typically come in around $83,558 per year. The top of the range reaches $111,883 per year, and the bottom approaches $58,617. Total cash compensation to Semiconductor Process Engineers runs from $58,617 to $111,883; the final number depends heavily on individual performance and can include potential for more than $11,281 each from bonuses and profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Almost all workers enjoy medical while the vast majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. The vast majority of Semiconductor Process Engineers (88 percent) are men. The majority of Semiconductor Process Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (?
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$59,413 - $102,903
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MEDIAN: $80,680
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Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (?
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$10.03 - $46.37
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$59,413 - $102,903  
   
Bonus
$981 - $11,281  
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $11,042  
Total Pay (?
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$58,617 - $111,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $46.37  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$981 - $11,281  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $11,042  
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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$58,617 - $111,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Process Engineer, Semiconductor

  • 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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Semiconductor Process Engineers may receive an increase in pay with career advancement. Frequently, those who transition into an upper level Manufacturing Engineering Manager position may earn an additional $9,439 per year. Semiconductor Process Engineers most often move into positions as Manufacturing Engineers or Chemical Engineers, where they typically take pay cuts of $23K or $12,389 per year.

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Survey results show that Semiconductor Process Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Semiconductor Reactors, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those with knowledge of Engineering Design, Semiconductor tend to be skilled in Semiconductor Reactors as well.

Pay Difference By Location

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$84,000
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Although location is not a huge compensation factor, workers in Albany earn a little above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 3 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$84,000
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Skills That Affect Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Semiconductor Reactors
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$84,000
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%