Semiconductor Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $95K per year. The vast majority of Semiconductor Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Semiconductor Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,203 - $128,735
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$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,269
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$69,203 - $128,735  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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$70,106 - $140,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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.


Semiconductor Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $79K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $95K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $108K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $120K on average.

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Key Stats for Semiconductor Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$97,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

National Average
$97,000

Data Processing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None:
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