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Etch Operator Semiconductor Wafers Salary
in Alabama, United States

$30,649 (USD)

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Last updated: March 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Etch Operator Semiconductor Wafers is $30,649 a year and $15 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for an Etch Operator Semiconductor Wafers is between $23,447 and $36,574. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Etch Operator Semiconductor Wafers. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates etch machine and equipment that remove metal and photoresist and etches electronic circuitry into metalized substrate of wafer surface, according to processing specifications.
  • Places wafers in boats, using tweezers or vacuum wand.
  • Places boats in etch machine or equipment.
  • Turns dials, sets timer and gauges on equipment, or presses buttons on machine to activate etch cycle to etch or remove materials from wafer surface, such as metal or photoresist.
  • Inspects wafer to verify that wafers are not over-etched and that photoresist has been removed, using microscope.
  • May measure specified dimensions of wafers, using microscope measuring attachment.
  • May manually immerse loaded boats into chemical solution baths to etch circuitry into wafer surface.
Etch Operator Semiconductor Wafers Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Semiconductor Processors

Job family population: 23,540

Estimated population of Etch Operator Semiconductor Wafers jobs: 1,975

Rate of error: 5.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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