Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (United States)

Semiconductor Process Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $83,558 annually. Pay ranges from $58,617 on the low end to $111,883 per year on the higher side. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $11,281 each, total income generally ranges from $59,413 to $102,903 depending on individual performance. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. In a profession dominated by men, 88 percent of Semiconductor Process Engineers are male. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Semiconductor Process Engineers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,413 - $102,903
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Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (?
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$59,413 - $102,903  
   
Bonus
$981 - $11,281  
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $11,042  
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$58,617 - $111,883  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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$10.03 - $46.37  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$981 - $11,281  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $11,042  
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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$58,617 - $111,883  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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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As Semiconductor Process Engineers transition into upper-level roles, they may see an upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to earn an extra $9,439 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Semiconductor Process Engineers most often move into positions as Manufacturing Engineers or Chemical Engineers, where they typically take pay cuts of $23K or $12,389 per year.

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$84,000
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Individuals working in Albany earn slightly more than the national average. That said, location generally does not play a huge role in determining pay. Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$84,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Process Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Semiconductor Reactors
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$84,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%
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