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Estimated employmentN/A
Mean wage$18.77
Entry wage$13.53
10th percentile wage$12.85
50th percentile wage$17.62
90th percentile wage$26.05
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Median Wage
Semiconductor Processors (51-9141)
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; clean, polish, and load wafers into series of special purpose furnaces, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$17.62 $19.03  -$1.41
2016$16.99+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%-$1.35
2015$16.59+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%-$1.32
2014$16.21+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%-$1.29
2013$15.91+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%-$1.27
2012$15.64+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%-$1.25
2011$15.39+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%-$1.23
2010$15.22+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%-$1.21
2009$14.96+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%-$1.19
2008$14.57+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%-$1.16
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$17.62 $22.06  -$4.44
2016$16.99+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%-$4.36
2015$16.59+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%-$4.31
2014$16.21+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%-$4.24
2013$15.91+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$4.14
2012$15.64+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$4.06
2011$15.39+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$4.00
2010$15.22+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%-$3.84
2009$14.96+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%-$3.85
2008$14.57+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%-$3.75

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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