Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Semiconductor Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $94K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Semiconductor Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$66,337 - $121,389

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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.


Semiconductor Engineer Tasks

  • 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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Survey results show that Semiconductor Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. 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.

For Semiconductor Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $105K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $107K.

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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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National Average

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


3 %
97 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 4%