How much does a Wafer Fabrication Operator I make in the United States? The average Wafer Fabrication Operator I salary in the United States is $35,816 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $28,190 and $42,791. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Wafer Fabrication Operator I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Wafer Fabrication Operator I Salary $21,248 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Wafer Fabrication Operator I Salary $28,190 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Wafer Fabrication Operator I Salary $35,816 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Wafer Fabrication Operator I Salary $42,791 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Wafer Fabrication Operator I Salary $49,141 US May 28, 2024
25% $28,190 10% $21,248 90% $49,141 75% $42,791 $35,816 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Wafer Fabrication Operator I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Dedication: Dedication is the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose. It produce high-quality results for your company and it helps nurture your work ethic and can lead to success.

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Programming: Executing logic to facilitate computing operations and functionality in one or more languages.

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Safety Procedures: Establishing and implementing rules and procedures to prevent potential hazards and risks to ensure a safe and productive working environment.

Dedication 6.67%
Programming 3.33%
Safety Procedures 3.33%
Others 86.67%
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Job Description for Wafer Fabrication Operator I

Wafer Fabrication Operator I manufactures wafers under direct supervision. Performs the basic processes of production, such as: baking, aligning, inspecting, etching, and cleaning the wafers. Being a Wafer Fabrication Operator I ensures the quality of final product and provides reports to management. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Wafer Fabrication Operator I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Wafer Fabrication Operator I possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Wafer Fabrication Operator I

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For Wafer Fabrication Operator I, the upper level is Wafer Fabrication Operator II and then progresses to Wafer Process Development Manager.

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Wafer Fabrication Operator I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Wafer Fabrication Operator I, the highest Wafer Fabrication Operator I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Wafer Fabrication Operator I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Wafer Fabrication Operator I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Wafer Fabrication Operator I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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