Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

Men make up the majority of Process Engineer, Semiconductors in the United States, bringing in about $84K annually. In the world of Process Engineer, Semiconductors, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Process Engineer, Semiconductors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,710 - $109,458

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National Salary Data (?
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$61,710 - $109,458  
$0.00 - $10,082  
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $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).
$62,520 - $114,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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 transition into an upper level Manufacturing Engineering Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Manufacturing Engineering Manager makes $94K a year. 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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Survey results show that Process Engineer, Semiconductors typically report just a few professional skills. 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.

Process Engineer, Semiconductors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During the first five years of their careers, Process Engineer, Semiconductors see a median income of $81K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $89K. On average, Process Engineer, Semiconductors make $98K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Semiconductor Process Engineer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $113K.

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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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National Average

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 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: 78% employee benefits None: 3%