Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, yearly average wages total $83K annually. In the world of Process Engineer, Semiconductors, total cash compensation can vary between $60K and $114K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $15K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Process Engineer, Semiconductors (88 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction for Process Engineer, Semiconductors is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and almost all collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$59,631 - $105,951
MEDIAN: $82,597

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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.
$59,631 - $105,951  
$507 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $14,740  
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).
$60,475 - $113,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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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 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. A lot of Process Engineer, Semiconductors advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Engineers and Chemical Engineers. However, those positions offer $25K less and $15K less per year on average.

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Process Engineer, Semiconductors report a narrow range of specific 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 pay less than market rate 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.

For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $79K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. For Process Engineer, Semiconductors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $108K.

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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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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 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: 98% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 2%