Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

Process Engineer, Semiconductors in the United States take home approximately $84K per year on average. Cash earnings for Process Engineer, Semiconductors — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $63K to approximately $114K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Process Engineer, Semiconductors (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$62,277 - $110,170
MEDIAN: $84,246

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National Salary Data (?
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$62,277 - $110,170  
$0.00 - $10,113  
Profit Sharing
$1,272 - $14,899  
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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).
$63,383 - $113,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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. A lot of Process Engineer, Semiconductors advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Engineers and Chemical Engineers. However, those positions offer $26K less and $16K 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $81K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $90K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

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Skills That Affect Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Semiconductor Reactors
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Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%