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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 $88K per year in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$65,582 - $121,062
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $88,490
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National Salary Data

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$65,582 - $121,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,291  
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,139  
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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$66,947 - $125,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
United States (change)

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 Semiconductor Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $78K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $93K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $103K. 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.

Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%