How Much Do Semiconductor Processors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Semiconductor Processors

Semiconductor Processors perform any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors: load semiconductor material into furnace; saw formed ingots into segments; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray equipment and saw ingots into wafers; and clean, polish, and load wafers into series of special purpose furnaces, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$45210 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,320 to $33,280 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Semiconductor Processors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,320 to $33,280 per year or $14 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Semiconductor Processors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $34 $70,320
Senior (Top 25%) $26 $54,320
Middle (Mid 50%) $19 $40,500
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,280
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,320

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AZ $30 $62,370
MA $25 $51,920
OH $23 $48,600
NY $23 $48,460
VA $23 $48,070
NH $23 $47,850
NM $21 $44,380
CA $21 $42,710
FL $20 $41,820
OR $20 $41,580

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Semiconductor Processor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AZ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AZ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Semiconductor Processors are in the states of AZ, MA, OH, NY and VA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $56760 $27.29
Machinery Manufacturing $49180 $23.65
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $45080 $21.67
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $40430 $19.44

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