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Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, annual average wages total $83K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Process Engineer, Semiconductors can bottom out near $61K or peak near $115K depending on individual performance. Career duration 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. Most Process Engineer, Semiconductors report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,983 - $108,117
MEDIAN: $83,481

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$59,983 - $108,117  
$2.50 - $10,348  
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $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).
$60,818 - $114,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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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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Process Engineer, Semiconductors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $94K. A lot of Process Engineer, Semiconductors advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Engineers and Chemical Engineers. However, those positions offer $26K less and $15K less per year on average.

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Process Engineer, Semiconductors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Semiconductor Reactors, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $80K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $89K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $108K.

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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

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Semiconductor Reactors
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 75% employee benefits None: 3%