Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

Pay for Process Engineer, Semiconductors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $84K per year. In the world of Process Engineer, Semiconductors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $63K and $114K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority (88 percent) of Process Engineer, Semiconductors who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Process Engineer, Semiconductors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,277 - $110,170
MEDIAN: $84,246

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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. Process Engineer, Semiconductors most often advance into Manufacturing Engineer and Chemical Engineer positions even though 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 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $81K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $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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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%