The average Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineer earns approximately $143K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $39K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers can bottom out near $112K or peak near $198K depending on individual performance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$103,811 - $173,980
MEDIAN: $142,685

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$103,811 - $173,980  
$4,000 - $30,167  
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $39,149  
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$111,929 - $198,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Key Stats for Principal Engineer, Semiconductor

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more
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Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

C programming Language
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National Average

Verilog Vhdl
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Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 8%