Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

Average Process Engineer, Semiconductors in the United States make around $83K per year. In the world of Process Engineer, Semiconductors, total cash compensation can vary between $61K and $115K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $15K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Process Engineer, Semiconductors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$60,359 - $109,243
MEDIAN: $83,200

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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.
$60,359 - $109,243  
$0.00 - $10,225  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $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).
$61,102 - $115,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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' 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. Process Engineer, Semiconductors most frequently become Manufacturing Engineers and Chemical Engineers even though median compensation is $25K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

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Survey results show that Process Engineer, Semiconductors use a fair number of 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.

For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $98K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $111K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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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 41 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: 79% employee benefits None: 3%