Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Semiconductor Engineers earn an average of $91K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Semiconductor Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,041 - $119,664
(Median)
$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,680
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Bonus
$0.00 - $10,158  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,087  
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$68,506 - $123,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Job Description for Semiconductor Engineer

  • Provide engineering software support.
  • Identify and remedy software inconsistencies.
  • Research, design, develop, test, and integrate semiconductor-related systems, software, structures, interfaces, and modules.
  • Review specification documents.

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Survey takers who work as Semiconductor Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Field-Programmable Gate Array and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $78K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $94K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $102K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $107K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$92,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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