Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Male Semiconductor Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $92K annually in the United States. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$65,800 - $119,840

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$65,800 - $119,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,087  
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$68,512 - $123,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Semiconductor Engineers who took the survey. Field-Programmable Gate Array and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $78K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $95K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $104K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $107K.

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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 10%

National Average
$92,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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