Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Semiconductor Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $90K per year nationwide. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Semiconductor Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$66,124 - $120,670
MEDIAN: $90,404

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$69,120 - $125,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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.


Semiconductor Engineer Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer

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

For Semiconductor Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $78K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $95K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $102K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $117K.

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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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


4 %
96 %

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: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 4%