Median hourly earnings of electronic semiconductor processors were $13.85 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.44 and $16.90 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.53, and the top 10 percent earned more than $20.46 an hour.
Technicians with an associate degree in electronics or semiconductor technology generally start at higher salaries than those with less education. About 15 percent of all electronic semiconductor processors belonged to a union.