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Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Male Semiconductor Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $88K per year in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$65,582 - $121,062
MEDIAN: $88,490

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$65,582 - $121,062  
$0.00 - $10,291  
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,139  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$66,947 - $125,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer

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

For Semiconductor Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $93K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $103K. Semiconductor Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $107K.

Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


3 %
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%