Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

The average Semiconductor Process Engineer in the United States earns approximately $84K annually. In the world of Process Engineer, Semiconductors, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $116K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority of Process Engineer, Semiconductors (88 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,882 - $113,730
MEDIAN: $84,479

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$61,882 - $113,730  
$0.00 - $10,023  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $14,950  
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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).
$62,766 - $116,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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.


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.

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Process Engineer, Semiconductors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $94K. Many Process Engineer, Semiconductors advance into roles as Manufacturing Engineers or Chemical Engineers, but the median salaries are $26K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Process Engineer, Semiconductors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Semiconductor Reactors, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During the first five years of their careers, Process Engineer, Semiconductors see a median income of $80K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $89K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors bring in $100K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $115K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Semiconductor Reactors
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%