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Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, yearly average wages total $81K annually. Cash earnings for Process Engineer, Semiconductors — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing — stretch from around $59K to approximately $113K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Process Engineer, Semiconductors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. For the most part, Process Engineer, Semiconductors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$59,522 - $104,047
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MEDIAN: $81,089
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$9.86 - $59.60
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$59,522 - $104,047  
   
Bonus
$962 - $10,431  
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $11,391  
Total Pay (?
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$59,316 - $112,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $59.60  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$962 - $10,431  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $11,391  
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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$59,316 - $112,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Typically, Process Engineer, Semiconductors go on to take higher-end positions such as Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Average pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $93K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors most often move into Manufacturing Engineer or Chemical Engineer roles. However, the former pays $23K less on average, and the latter pays $13K less.

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Professional skills reported by Process Engineer, Semiconductors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Semiconductor Reactors, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Aptitude in Engineering Design, Semiconductor tends to also indicate an understanding of Semiconductor Reactors.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $77K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Process Engineer, Semiconductors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $102K.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 9%

Semiconductor Reactors
up arrow 7%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 4%

National Average
$84,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 3%