Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Semiconductor Engineers earn an average of $90K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Semiconductor Engineers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,124 - $120,670
(Median)
$66K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,404
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$66,124 - $120,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$69,120 - $125,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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

  • 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 takers who work as Semiconductor Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Field-Programmable Gate Array can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Semiconductor Engineer

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


Semiconductor Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $78K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $95K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $102K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $117K.

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Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 21%

National Average
$91,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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