Average Salary for Lam Research Incorporated Employees

Fremont, Calif.-based Lam Research Incorporated hires for positions ranging from Product Engineer to Mechanical Engineer in the electronics manufacturing. Salaries are high at Lam Research Incorporated, with the median employee bringing home $91K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Lam Research Incorporated employees is what you do at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Lam Research Incorporated Median Salary by Job


Product Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
7 profiles

Process Engineer
6 profiles

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Electrical Engineer
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Process Engineer, Semiconductor
5 profiles

Senior Mechanical Engineer
4 profiles

Senior Process Engineer
3 profiles

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
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About This Company

Fremont, California 

Electronics Manufacturing


Source: Freebase


Senior Product Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $118K annually on average; Process Engineer, Semiconductors are next on the list, bringing in close to $108K, followed by Product Engineers earning approximately $108K and Process Engineers making $107K. Financial compensation for Mechanical Engineers is rather low — on average only $76K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Lam Research Incorporated for between five and 10 years earn about $98K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $84K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($108K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Fremont, Calif. ($107K), Tualatin, Ore. (approximately $73K), and Portland, Ore. (around $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Livermore, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $71K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $107K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $137K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Lam Research Incorporated workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning about $121K on average.


When it comes to skills, Manufacturing Process Engineering seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $110K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Product Development.


Lam Research Incorporated's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of respondents, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Lam Research Incorporated


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83 %
$55,369 - $117,231
$54,631 - $111,630

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$96,859 - $113,247
$67,183 - $111,842
$91,177 - $111,910
$72,000 - $134,498
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