Semiconductor Processors

Training Requirements for Semiconductor Processors

Semiconductor processors need an associate's degree and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Semiconductor processors
Percent
Less than High School 20.1
High School 45.5
Some College 21.4
Associates Degree 6.3
Bachelors Degree 5.6
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Semiconductor Processors

This represents about 25,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 less semiconductor processors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Semiconductor Processors

Hourly Income

On average,semiconductor processors make $18.22 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Semiconductor processors $12.42 $14.22 $17.15 $21.08 $25.74
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Other production occupations $9.82 $11.60 $15.15 $20.21 $26.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, semiconductor processors make $37,890 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Semiconductor processors $25,840 $29,580 $35,660 $43,840 $53,540
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Other production occupations $20,420 $24,120 $31,520 $42,030 $55,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics