Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||$45080||$21.67|
|Communications Equipment Manufacturing||$40430||$19.44|