Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Semiconductor Engineers earn an average of $91K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$65,700 - $119,379
(Median)
$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,680
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$65,700 - $119,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,164  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,087  
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$68,336 - $123,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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Semiconductor Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Field-Programmable Gate Array and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $95K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $103K. 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 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 11%

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
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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