Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $123K annually; Semiconductor Principal Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Senior Process Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $100K, around $81K, and $76K, respectively. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Equipment Engineers ($67K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K per year) can be spotted in Santa Clara, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $112K), Burlington, Vt. ($97K), and Ballston Spa, N.Y. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($68K) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. the most — about $120K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $102K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. employees (34 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $73K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Lean Six Sigma Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $109K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $105K on average. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at around $111K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Engineering Design, Semiconductor among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $122K per year. Manufacturing Process Engineering is a popular skill in the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. workforce; close to one-fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Project Management, and Process Improvement.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (18 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Almost all workers save for retirement through GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.'s 401(k) plan. The vast majority of employees receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.