Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Median pay for Semiconductor Engineers in the United States is around $96K per year. Most Semiconductor Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Semiconductor Engineers are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,883 - $133,000
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$96K
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MEDIAN: $95,925
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$68,883 - $133,000  
   
Bonus
$503 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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$69,750 - $141,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Semiconductor Engineer

Semiconductor engineers generally work with semiconductors, which are devices which conduct heat between a conductor and insulator. They also work directly or indirectly with computers to develop, test, and implement semiconductors for everyday use and are responsible for identifying and resolving a variety of problems which may arise.

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Semiconductor Engineer Tasks

  • Research, design, develop, test, and integrate semiconductor-related systems, software, structures, interfaces, and modules.
  • Review specification documents.
  • Provide engineering software support.
  • Identify and remedy software inconsistencies.

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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $77K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $95K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $109K on average. Semiconductor Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $120K on average.

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Key Stats for Semiconductor Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▲13%

Data Analysis
▲11%

National Average
$98,000

Data Processing
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None:
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