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Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Semiconductor Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $91K per year nationwide. Most Semiconductor Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,162 - $120,427
(Median)
$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,126
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$66,162 - $120,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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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$70,142 - $124,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer

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


For many Semiconductor Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $79K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $93K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $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 16%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%