Semiconductor Engineer Salary

Semiconductor Engineers in the United States take home approximately $97K per year on average. Job satisfaction for Semiconductor Engineers is high. Male Semiconductor Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,766 - $126,844
$70K
$96K
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MEDIAN: $95,616
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$0$146K
Salary $69,766 - $126,844
Bonus $0.00 - $20,500
Profit Sharing $7,500
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$72,208 - $146,750
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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

Pay by Experience for a Semiconductor Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Semiconductor Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Semiconductor Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Semiconductor Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 18 salaries. A Semiconductor Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Semiconductor Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Semiconductor Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▲13%

Data Analysis
▲11%

National Average
$98,000

Data Processing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
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