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Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Male Semiconductor Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $91K annually in the United States. Most Semiconductor Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$66,310 - $119,960
(Median)
$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,680
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Salary
$66,310 - $119,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,168  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $4,958  
Total Pay (?
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$69,842 - $123,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Semiconductor Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $79K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $102K. Semiconductor Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $107K.

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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%
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