Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

Men account for the majority of Process Engineer, Semiconductors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $84K per year. In the world of Process Engineer, Semiconductors, total cash compensation can vary between $62K and $116K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Process Engineer, Semiconductors. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$61,191 - $109,884
MEDIAN: $84,069

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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.
$61,191 - $109,884  
$0.00 - $10,259  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $14,899  
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).
$61,821 - $115,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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.

Common Career Paths for Process Engineer, Semiconductor

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Process Engineer, Semiconductors who go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Manufacturing Engineering Manager, an upper-level role, pays $94K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors most often move into Manufacturing Engineer or Chemical Engineer roles. However, the former pays $26K less on average, and the latter pays $16K less.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Semiconductor Reactors, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer, Semiconductor

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Process Engineer, Semiconductors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $81K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $89K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $98K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $111K.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Semiconductor Reactors
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Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Manufacturing Process Engineering

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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


10 %
90 %

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: 97% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 3%