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Photo Mask Inspector Salary

$39,741 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$576

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Photo Mask Inspector is $39,741 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Photo Mask Inspector is between $29,918 and $47,869. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Inspects master or production photo mask plates used in fabrication of semiconductor devices for defects and to ensure conformance to specifications: positions photo mask plate on stage of microscope or computer-aided inspection equipment.
  • Focuses and aligns lens with predetermined coordinates on photo mask plate.
  • Inspects photo mask plate for defects, such as misalignment of design, contamination, cracks, pinholes, and streaking, and compares photo mask pattern to original design to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Enters commands to activate computer-aided inspection equipment that automatically scans surface of photo mask plate to locate and record defects.
  • Records inspection information, and sorts photo mask plates according to inspection results.
  • May measure critical dimensions of pattern on photo mask plate and compares dimensions to design requirements, using microscopes with attached calibrated viewing or image shearing apparatus.
  • May photograph surface of defective photo mask plate, using instant-print camera.
  • May operate laser-beam equipment to repair circuitry defects on photo mask plate laser-beam-trim operator.
  • May tend equipment that removes contaminants and photoresist from surface of photo mask plate photo mask cleaner.
Photo Mask Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Photo Mask Inspector jobs: 1,575

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,071
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

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