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Photo Mask Inspector Salary
in Charleston, South Carolina

$36,604 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$531

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Photo Mask Inspector is $36,604 a year and $18 an hour in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Photo Mask Inspector is between $27,556 and $44,090. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Charleston, South Carolina.

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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 Charleston, South Carolina, 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:
$42,435
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Charleston, South Carolina

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Description: Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 136,208 in 2018. The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 787...

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