Salary for Microsystems Engineers

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Microsystems engineers design, develop, test, and implement microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and devices. They conduct tests of MEMS to ensure durability, reliability, low failure rates, and to ensure that MEMS and related devices meet quality standards and specifications. A strong command of engineering and electronics is necessary for work in this profession, and related college or graduate degrees may be required.

A Microsystems Engineer gets a salary of between $55,360 to $166,050 based on the level of seniority. will most likely earn wages of one hundred and seven thousand and sixty dollars every year.

receive the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they receive salary pay of about $139,050. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can earn job pay of $128,070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.78 percent nationwide in that time.


Microsystems Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services