Semiconductor Engineer Salary
Semiconductor Engineers in the United States take home approximately $97K annually on average. Most Semiconductor Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Semiconductor Engineers are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$69,008 - $135,741|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $15,101|
|Total Pay (||$70,142 - $142,270|
Job Description for Semiconductor Engineer
Semiconductor engineers generally work with semiconductors, which are devices which conduct heat between a conductor and insulator. They also work directly or indirectly with computers to develop, test, and implement semiconductors for everyday use and are responsible for identifying and resolving a variety of problems which may arise.Read More...
Semiconductor engineers are often tasked with custom-designing semiconductors for companies which may want specifically requested items. Through processes called wafer bonding and etching, these engineers create the desired pathways atop the silicon wafer that will make up the semiconductor as a whole when the product is finished.
A bachelor’s degree in engineering with an emphasis in computers may be required for this position, and some employers may also prefer those with a background in software engineering. Aspiring semiconductor engineers may benefit highly from internships with experienced engineers in the field to gain some on-the-job experience. Diligence and interpersonal skills are important in this position, as these engineers have frequent contact with employees of product manufacturing companies in order to relay information.
Semiconductor Engineer Tasks
- Research, design, develop, test, and integrate semiconductor-related systems, software, structures, interfaces, and modules.
- Review specification documents.
- Provide engineering software support.
- Identify and remedy software inconsistencies.
Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer
Pay by Experience for a Semiconductor Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Semiconductor Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Semiconductor Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Semiconductor Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 18 salaries. A Semiconductor Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 9 salaries.
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